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A Historical and Genealogical Record 

Alexander Resseguie, 



Compiled by John E. Morris. 


Press of The Case,- Lockivcod & Brainard Company. 




In view of the fact that the advent of the Resseguie family in 
America occurred nearly a century after the earliest settlements 
had been made, and at a period when the eastern coast had 
become comparatively well populated, and when town and church 
organizations had long been completed, it appears somewhat 
remarkable that no more of a historical nature can be learned 
concerning them than at present seems possible. The early 
family was composed of a sturdy, middle-class people, descend- 
ants of the Huguenots and Puritans, in whom, especially in the 
first two or three generations, tfhe pioneer instinct seems to have 
been remarkably prominent. The manifest desire to make a way 
for themselves, a distaste for clannish village civilization, and a 
deep enjoyment of the life of nature to be met with in the forest 
clearing, urged them instinctively to pusrrf urther attd further into 
the wilderness, and left no time nor taste for a record of their 
lives and deeds ; and this may, in a measure, account for the. 
sparse and fragmentary evidence of their history, the loss of 
which we now so much regret. The full genealogy upon which 
the compiler has been more or less diligently engaged since 
18S3, and subscriptions for which have been repeatedly solicited, 
records over four thousand of the descendants of Alexander 
Resseguie, in eight generations, and would form a printed book 
of seven hundred pages. Its abandonment and the substitution 
of the present little work arise from the complete failure of the 
many efforts to obtain subscriptions at all approaching the cost 
of the former; while the latter is offered in order that the at- 
tainable facts of the early history may be preserved. The five 
generations noted herein, while containing but one-seventh of the 
descendants enumerated in the manuscript genealogy, cany the 
line of descent so near to the present day that searchers niay 
readily connect themselves with their ancestry, 

J. E. M. 



" D'or a 1'arbre de sin. ; au chef cousu d'arg. ch. de txois roses de gu." 

Rietstat, Armorial General. 

A green tree upon a golden shield, a silver chevron having upon it three red 

Appearances point chiefly to the province of Languedoc, in 
Southern France, as the ancient home of the Resseguie family ; 
and to Toulouse, the capital of the department of Haute-Garonne, 
as their native city. In such research as the means at his com- 
mand has permitted, the compiler has found the name in connec- 
nection with no other locality (excepting the neighboring province 
of Guienne), and therefore considers the assumption reasonable 
that the American family, though not directly traceable to that 
section, is of the same nativity as those whose names and deeds 
have been considered worthy of public record, and are thus pre- 
served to us. To the great regret of the compiler, he~h:-5 been 
unable to connect the American family with its French progeni- 
tors ; indeed, the early history of it prior to the settlement of its 
head in Xorwalk, Connecticut, is unknown, but in the absence of 
evidence to the contrary, it is safe to consider Alexander Resse- 
guie of Norwalk as the emigrant, and with him properly begins 
the family history. 

It will be of interest, however, to note such facts concerning 
others of the name as have been found, although largely contem- 
porary with the American family ; and beginning in order of date, 
the first is 

Dominique de Resseguier, who, in 1597, resigned his 
position as secular abbot* of the church of St. Afrodise-de- 

*Hercule de Gailhac fut nomine par le Roi le 22 Octobre, 1597, a l'abbaye 
seculiere de Saint Afrodise-de-Beziers sur hi demission de Dominique Resse- 
guier. — Hosiers, Armorial General. 

t Beziers is a town of Languedoc, in the department of H f rault, dating from 
120 B. C. 


Jean de Resseguier was born in Toulouse, July 22, 16S3, 
of a family originally of Rouergue,* which for three centuries 
furnished eminent magistrates to the Parliament of Toulouse. 

He, himself, was a member of that body, and president of its 
Chamber of Inquisition. He was elected judge in 1705, and the 
same year a member of the Jeux FloraiiK (a literary institute 
established in Toulouse in 1322 for the purpose of encouraging 
the art of poetry) ; later he became one of the founders of the 
Academy of Sciences of Toulouse. He died in that city, Sept. 
25, 1753, leaving a number of unpublished works, among them a 
History of the Parliament of Toulouse, the manuscripc of which is 
still preserved. 

Clement Ignace de Resseguier (knight), son of Jean 
de Resseguier, was born in Toulouse, Nov. 23, 1724, and was 
intended from infancy as a member of the order of Malta (an 
order of chivalry, whose origin is traced to the Crusades) ; conse- 
quently, when young went to the island of Malta, where his vows 
were performed. After having won distinction in a number of 
expeditions against the infidels, he became general of the Galleys, 
amassed wealth, and had the advantage of a long residence in 
France. Chevalier de Resseguier. though gifted with wit, was 
naturally caustic, and imprudently directed a number of epigrams 
against people of influence, which resulted in his imprisonment 
in the Bastile. A keen satire upon Madame de Pompadour led 
to his detention in the Castle of If, from which he was released 
through the intercession of a friend. 

The property which he possessed in France having been lost 
through the Revolution, he retired to Malta, where he *.vas living 
when the place was surrendered to Bonaparte in 1798. He died 
the same year and was buried on the island. He was the author 
of quite a number of published works, both in poetry and prose. 

Louis Elizabeth Emanuel de Resseguier, Marquis of 
Miremont, grandson of Jean, and nephew of Clement Ignace de 
Resseguier, was born in Toulouse, May 15, 1755, and married 
Angelique Louise de Chastenet de Puysegur, grandniece of the 
Marshal de Puysc'gur, and niece of the Count de Puysegur, minis- 
ister of war under Louis XVI. His merit and high repu.tai.ion 
gained for him the position of advocate-general, at the age of 24. 

* Rouergue was an ancient district of France, in the eastern part of the 
province of Guienne. It is now included in the department of Aveyron. 


In 17SS he was called to Versailles to take part in the Second 
Assembly of the leading notables of the kingdom. The ease 
with which he dispatched his duties, and the wisdom and sagacity 
displayed by him, made him a noticeable figure in the Assembly. 
Charged by his office of magistrate with the duty of suppress- 
ing the popular riots at Toulouse, he was one of the first exposed 
to the abuses of the Revolution. 

At his demand the Parliament of Toulouse refused to tran- 
scribe the decrees of the National Assembly, relative to the 
suppression of the courts of justice throughout the kingdom and 
the organization of a new judicial order, and he entered before the 
King and the people a solemn protest against the injuries done to 
society by the revolutionary innovations. The answer of the 
National Assembly to this was a decree denouncing the action of 
the Toulouse Parliament, and stigmatizing the protest of its attor- 
ney as the tocsin of rebellion, and commanding that the members 
who had taken a part in it be immediately arrested and brought 
before a tribunal, to be tried for the crime of rebellion. Fifty- 
three members of this Parliament died upon the scaffold, but 
Resseguier was so fortunate as to escape to the Spanish frontier 
and thence to England. 

Returning to France, he concealed himself for a number of 
years in Paris, until the re-establishment of peace restored him 
to liberty. He died of a sudden and violent illness, Aug. 2S, 
1 80 1, as he was about starting to meet his family in Languedoc. 
Bernard Marie Jules de Resseguier (Count), son of 
the preceding, was born in Toulouse, Jan. 28, 1788. His pa- 
rents having fled from France, he passed several months with 
his grandmother (wife of the President de Resseguier) in prison, 
during the Terror, but upon the death of Robespierre regained 
his liberty. Later he was placed in the military school of Fon- 
tainebleau, and in 1806 had completed his studies and immedi- 
ately entered into service as an officer of cavalry in the campaigns 
of Spain and Poland. His health having greatly suffered in con- 
sequence of the exposure and hardships of a military life, he left 
the army and returned to his native land, where, in 1S11, he 
married Christine Pauline Charlotte de Mac-Mahon, and contin- 
ued to reside in Languedoc, devoting himself to poetic composi- 
tion. His first literary essays opened for him the doors of the 
Academy of the Jeux Floraux in 18 iS, and in 1822 he removed 


to Paris and easily found his place in the foremost ranks of 
literature. He founded, with others (among them Victor Hugo), 
in 1S23, The French Muse, a periodical much in favor in its day, 
and which took a large share in the contest between the Classical 
and Romantic schools of literature. Jules de Resseguier inclined 
toward the Romantic, but without sharing its exaggerations. He 
was kept from that by two qualities, which he possessed in the 
highest degree : good taste and good sense. Although imagina- 
tion was the leading quality of his mind, it had been cultivated 
in a more serious vein, and his tastes as much as his poetic 
opinions inclined him to lend his help to the government of the 
Restoration ; he entered the State's Council and was nominated 
Chevalier of the Legion of Honor at the end of the year 1S23, 
and in his work won high praise and esteem. The essential 
stimulant to high political career, ambition, was absolutely want- 
ing in Jules de Resseguier, and without ceasing to be faithful 
to the work of the State's Council, he always kept his preference 
for a literary life. In 1827 he published a volume of selected 
pieces under the title of Poetic Pictures, and its success was suffi- 
cient to definitely mark his literary vocation. 

The Revolution of 1830 separated him entirely from politics, 
and he refused without hesitation the oath of allegiance which 
the new power asked of him. His leisure was of profit to litera- 
ture, and secured to the several papers which were founded at 
that time, a great number of poems and short works of prose 
fiction, in which the poetic inspiration appeared no less than in 
the former. 

But in the brilliant life of Paris he never forgot his native 
province, and in 1840 he returned to Toulouse and " Sauveterre," 
the elegant home which he had built in view of the Pyrenees. 
The native soil and the domestic hearth became then his habitual 
themes. His writings, always harmonious and noble, became not ' 
more religious, for they had always been so, but more pious in 
all the sweet acceptations of that word, and also more touching. 

His rare qualities were rewarded by a rare domestic happiness, 
and it was given him to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of his 
wedding. He reached the end of his career, strong of mind and 
of heart. A Christian eloquence which surprised even those who 
loved and admired him inspired his last days. He met death 
with serenity and found new accents of tenderness to bless his 


family gathered around him. He passed away on the 7th of Sep- 
tember. 1S62, in the 75th year of his age. 

He belonged to a family where quickness of wit was hereditary; 
his sallies were always original and unexpected, but ever within 
the confines of good breeding. 

Those whom he had once attracted never withdrew ; as a friend- 
he was always delightful and reliable, and his name will remain 
the accomplished type of the alliance of the best traditions of the 
old society with the most brilliant qualities of the new. 

Albert de Resseguier (Count), son of the preceding, was 
born in Toulouse in April, 18 16. He completed his studies 
at the German University, and was the author of a number of 
published works. He represented the Lower Pyrenees in the 
Legislative Assembly, and regularly voted with the monarchial 
and parliamentary majority. He proposed^ the reduction of the 
salaries of representatives ; the modification of the forest laws ; 
and moved the setting at liberty of Abd-el-Kader. He was a 
member of the permanent Algerian Commission, and caused to 
be adopted by the Assembly several propositions relative to this 
colony. He made a Report upon the regulation of the Laws of 
Petition, etc., etc. 

On the 2d of December, 185 1, he was a member of the re- 
union of the Governors of the Tenth District ; signed the decree 
of the fall of the President of the Republic, and caused his 
imprisonment at Mont Valerien. He was a member of the 
municipal council of Pau, and of the general council of the 
Lower Pyrenees. 

Note. — The above accounts were chiefly derived from the following works : 
Biographic L'niverselle, Mickaud ; Dictionnaire des Contemporains, C. Vaper~ 
eau; Litteraliire Fram s aise Contemporaine; and Moniteur des Dales. Although 
search has been made through many encyclopedic volumes relating to vari- 
ous topics, and through a number of books of heraldry, nothing further con- 
cerning this name has been found. 



A star (*) prefixed to a name signifies that the person's number and family 
occur in the succeeding generation, the number being in the center of the line 
directly over the family record. 


Alexander Resseguie was a settler in Norwalk, Conn., 
in 1709. Tradition has it that he was the younger son of one 
Alexandre Resseguie, a Huguenot refugee from France, who 
brought with him from the mother country a small hair-covered 
trunk, studded with iron nails, containing all of the family wealth 
he was able to secure, consisting largely of title deeds to property 
in France. Hoping to some day regain his abandoned posses- 
sions, he educated his eldest son to the profession of the law, 
intending when the time was ripe, he should return to Fiance and 
establish a claim to the family estates. This hope was destined 
never to be realized, for the son died just previous to the time of 
his intended departure on this mission, and the father, disheart- 
ened, abandoned the undertaking; the trunk* and papers passed 
into the possession of the younger son, and at a subsequent 
period the latter were, the most of them, destroyed by fire. 

Just how much of fact underlies this tradition we know not. 
It is the opinion of the compiler that the family fled to Eng- 
land, before coming to this country, and that one Alexandre 
de Ressiguier, from Trescle'oux, in Dauphiny, who was known 
as a silk manufacturer in London, in 1696, was the father of 
Alexander of Norwalk. It is probable that an earlier residence 

*This trunk is now in the possession of Col. George E. Gray of San Fran- 
cisco, It is eleven and one-half inches long, seven inches wide, and four 
inches high ; the top oval. The wood is worm-eaten ; very little hair remain? 
upon the leather, and the nails with which it is studded are of hammered iron. 
The papers contained in the trunk were nearly all destroyed by fire, by the 
wife of Timothy Resseguie (14), during a fit of temporary insanity. 


of the family in America would have been a matter of record, 
but no trace of the name of Resseguie (save one * ) has been 
found prior to the appearance of Alexander in Norwalk, in 1709. 
Thus we are compelled to record him as the head of the fam- 
ily, and the ancestor of the American Resseguies. On the first 
day of April, 1709, he purchased a tract of land of Samuel St. 
John,| and from this time for many years, he was interested in 

*" Sigourney and his associates were accompanied on their return to Ox- 
ford (in 1697) by a French minister, lately arrived from England. This was 
Jacques Laborie, a native of Cardaillac, in the province of Guyenne, who had 
been officiating for several years in certain of the French churches in London. 
Laborie had ingratiated himself with Lord Bellomont, the new governor, 
who procured for him a yearly stipend of thirty pounds out of the Corpora- 
tion money, together with a commission to labor among the Indians near New 
Oxford. He brought with him his wife Jeanne dc Resseguier, and his little 
daughter Susanne. . . . After ministering for some time to the French 
colony in Zsew Oxford, Mass., and laboring as a missionary among the savages 
in the vicinity, he went to New York and took charge of the French church 
in that city, as Peiret's successor, for two years, Oct. 15, 170.1, to Aug. r:, 1706. 
After this he engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery, and as early as 
the year 17 16 settled in Fairfield County, Conn., as a physician, occasionally 
assisting the Church of England missionary." — The Huguenot Emigration to 
America, by C. W. Baird. It is possible that Jeanne de Resseguier was a 
relative of Alexander, perhaps a sister, and that her emigration to this coun- 
try was the bond that drew him hither. The residence of both in Fairfield 
County, if not accountable for in this way, was a rather singular coincidence. 

1 Copy of deed. " To all people to whom these presents shall come, Greet- 
ing. Know ye that I, Samuel St. John of ye town of Norwalk in ye county 
of Fairfield, within his majesties Colony of Connecticut, in New England. 
For and in consideration of ye sum of six pounds current provision pay of 
said Colony to me in hand before the Ensealing hereof well and truly paid by 
Alexander Resseguie of ye aforesaid Town and County, the Receipt whereof 
I do hereby acknowledge and myself therewith fully satisfied and contented, 
Have given, granted, bargained, sold, and by these presents do trooly, fully and 
absolutely give, grant, bargain, sell, aliene, convey and confirm unto him ye 
said Alexander Resseguie, his heirs and assigns forever, a certain piece of 
Land lving within the Township of Norwalk aforesaid, near unto and bearing 
South West from ye Land called ye Heth. Containing by Estimation, Five 
Acres and three Roods, be it more or less. Bounded in ye Southwest by ye 
Land of David Tuttle, North West by ye said St. Johns Land, North East 
and South East by Common Land. To Have and to Hold, said granted and 
bargained premises with all the appurtenances, priviledges and comodities to 
ye same belonging or in anywise appertaining to him the Said Alexander Res- 
seguie, his heirs and assigns forever. To his and their only proper use, com- 
fitt and behoof forever, And that the said Alexander Resseguie, his heirs and 
assigns shall and may from time to time and at all times forever hereafter Ly 


acquiring land, the records showing one hundred or more estates 
to which he held th'e titles, located in what is now comprised in 
the towns of Nonvalk, Wilton, Ridgefield, New Canaan. West- 
port, and Weston. The ability to make these large acquisitions 
would seem to indicate the substantial character of the contents 
of the hair trunk. 

On the 19 th day of October, 1709, Alexander Resseguie mar- 
ried Sara Bontecou, daughter of Pierre* and Marguerite (Colli- 
not) Bontecou of New York. She was born in France and 
reached New York with her parents in 1689. The summer pre- 
ceding his marriage was probably spent in preparing a home, 
which, though its exact location cannot be pointed out, was 
undoubtedly in the extreme southern part of Ridgefield, a new 
town created from lands purchased of the Indians the year pre- 
vious.! We have evidence that he soon began the career of a 

force and virtue of these presents Lawfully, peaceably and quietly have, hold, 
use, occupie, possess and injoy Said Demised and bargained premises with ye 
appurtenances free and clear, And freely and clearly acquitted, Exonerated 
and Discharged of, from all and all manner of former and other gifts grants, 
bargains, Sales, Leases, Mortgages and other Incumbrances Whatsoever. Fur- 
thermore, I the said Samuell Saint John, for myself my heirs F>xecutor and 
administrators Do Covenant and Ingage ye above Demised premises to him 
the said Alexander Resseguie, his heirs and assigns against the Lawful! claims 
or Demands of any person or persons whatsoever forever hereafter to War- 
rant Secure and Defend. In witness whereof I have here unto sett my hand 
and Seale this first day of Aprill in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and nine, and in ye Eighth year of her majesties Reign, Queen Ann. 
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in ye presence of us witnesses. 

Joseph Saint John. ( s.) 

Samuel Saint John, the Grantor and Subscriber to ye above Written Instru- 
ment, personally Appeared on ye first Day of Aprill, 1709. and Did acknowledg 
ye same to be his free and Voluntary Act and Deed. 


Justice of tea ce. 

Recorded Aprill 6 th , 1709. 

Per John Copp, RecorJ'r. 

*The compiler of this work is a descendant of Pierre Bontecou, through 
the line of his son Timothy. It was the original intention to publish a gene- 
alogical history of all his descendants, but so far as the Resseguie line is con- 
cerned this object has been defeated, as explained in the introduction. 

t " In 170S, John Belden, Samuel Keeler, Matthew Seymour, Matthias St. 
John, and other inhabitants of Norwalk, to the number of twenty-five, pur- 



farmer, and had, in a short time, -wrested part of his land from 
the grasp of the forest and reduced it to a condition of tillage, 
by the following extract from the Colonial Records : 

"Newhaven, August 9" 1 . 171 1. The Colony of Connecticut is debtor to 
sundry persons in money, as followeth, that is to say ... To Mr. Alex- 
ander Russigue of Norwalk, for 40 bushels wheat taken out of Mr. Jno Wil- 
liams' sloop at New Haven, at 4s. 6</. per bushel. 9. o. o." 

Until his death he evidently pursued the even tenor of his way 
as a private citizen and pioneer farmer, holding no office, and 
probably wanting none, and leaving but little trace of his life 
save the record of his possessions. He died in October, 1752. 
His wife survived him until May, 1757. The place of their 
sepulchre is unknown, but it was probably in the old cemetery in 
the southern part of Ridgefield, in which but two ancient stones 
remain to mark the spot where many lie interred. The following 
is the will of Alexander Resseguie : 

" In the name of God, Amen. I, Alexander Resseguie, formerly of Ridge- 
field, now of Norwalk in ye County of Fairfield and Colony of Connecticut, 
being weak of body but of a disposing mind and memory, praised be God; 
calling to mind ye mortality of my body, and yt is appointed for all men once 
to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say 
principally and first of all I give and bequeath my soul to God who gave it ; 
and my body I recommend to be decently buryed at ye discretion of my execrs 
hereafter named, nothing doubting but 'at ye generall ressurrection I shall 
receive ye same again bv ye mighty power of God to bless me within this life. 
I give, demise and dispose of ye same as followeth, my just debts and funerall 
charges being first paid : 

I give and bequeath to well beloved wife Sarah, ye use & improvement of 
ye one-half part of my house & barn and homlot, said building standing or 
lying in ye southerly part of Ridgfield Town, during ye terme or time she shail 
remain my widow. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving sons Alexander, Abraham, Isaac 
and Jacob, all my land and reall estate that I shall die possessed of or have 
any right to; except what I have before given away by deed of gift to them 
and their heirs and assigns forever, to be equally divided amongst them my 
said four sons. 

Lastly, I do hereby appoint, constitute and fully impower my well beloved 
wife Sarah to be my executrix, together with my loving son Alexander Resse- 

chased a large tract between that town and Danbury. The purchase was 
made of Catoonah, the chief sachem, and other Indians, who were the pro- 
prietors of that part of the country. The deed bears date Sept. 30, 1708. Ac 
this session (1709) it was ordained that it should be a distinct township, by the 
name of Ridgefield." — History of Connecticut, by Benj. Trumbull, D.D., Vol. I., 
page 460. 


guie executor of this my last will and testament ; and do herebv disannul & 
revoke all former wills and testaments by me made, ratifying and conni-min<-<- 
this & no other to be my la>t will and testament. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 3- day of 
October Anno Dom. 1752. 


Signed, sealed, published, pronounced & declared by ye said Alexander 
Resseguie, ye testator, to be his last will & testament. I presence of us, ye 

Saml Olmsted, 
Ezra Hiccok, 
Thad. Mead. 
Norwalk, October ye 24 th ins., A. D. 1752. 

Then personally appeared Saml Olmsted, Ezra Hickock. and Thadeus Mead, 
ye evidences to within written will and gave oath vt they see Mr. Alexander 
Resseguie, now dec'd, sign, seal, and heard him declare ye same to be his last 
will and testament, and yt they judged him to be sound in mind and judgment 
at ye same time and yt they signed as evidences at ye same time in presents of 
ye testator. Before me, 


yus'ice of /> r -jc?. 

Att a court of Probate held in Fairfield Decemr 19 th , 1752, Personally 
appeared Sarah Resseguie named executrix & Alexander Resseguie named 
executor to ye foregoing will & exhibited said will to said court in order for 
probation and they then accepted ye trust committed to them by ye testator. 
said will being proved is by said court approved and ordered to be recorded. 

Test. DAVID BURR, CUrkr 

"Aug. ye 14 th , 1754. 

An Inventory of Mr Alexander Resseguies Estate late of Ridgefield, 
dec'd &c. 

We the subscribers being appointed and sworn as ye law directs to take 
the Inventory of the Estate of the above sd Resseguie Dec'd, and have done 
it in ye manner following, viz : 

£ *• <*• 

I feather bead @ 15 c o 

1 do ,00 

2 Dutch Blankets 3 10 o 

1 R ugg-a £12. 

1 Diamond Coverlet £$. . . '.'* . 'f*', . . . 17 o 

Ye Green Curtains, Vallents & head cloth 400 

3 Pillows & Pillo beirs 400 

1 Bolster. £2. ye Sirue Bedstead £5 700 

r Feather Bed 10 o o 

1 Bed Ticken. . . 200 

aBedquiJt. 6 

3 Blankets _ „ 

I Bolster. & 2 Pillows and pillow beers. 



£ s.d. 

1 Bedstead & cord 300 

5 Pr Cotton sheets. 25 o o 

7 sheets 12 O o 

1 Bed & Furniture . 1200 

2 fine Table cloths ..........500 

3 do of Huckerbark . . . . . . 900 

1 do 160 

9 fine napkins. . . . . . . . . . . 13 10 o 

10 do 300 

4 do 140 

a Desk 1200 

a Small chest of Drawers. ........300 

1 Trunk £$. to a Small do. £2 700 

a Table £^. to a Round Table. 40.J. 1 do. 10s. . . . . 7 10 o 

a Case with 4 Bottles 1120 

a Large Looking Glass. . . .... 16 o o 

a Great Chair. . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 .0 

6 Black chairs. 600 

5 other chairs. . . . . . . . . . 460 

a Great wheal. 100 

1 Old Trunk. 12s. 1 Small do I2.J-. 11 4 o 

a Cupboard with feet. S.j. i. Hanging Do. 34.J 220 

11 Knives & 12 Forks. 48. s. a pair of Scales 5.J. 

6 a pr of money Scales. 20s. Old Ink Pot. 4.C . . . . 3170 

a large Brass Kittle. . . 20 o o 

1 Do. £g. to 1 Do £S. one Do 25.J. . . . iS 5 o 

1 Iron Kettle 1 10 o 

4 Silver Spoons 24 o o 

3 Smaller Silver Spoons . . . . . . . . 3 10 o 

a Small Silver cup. ....... ..3S0 

I Stone Platter 10 o 

4 Earthern Platters. 250 

5 Earthern Platters 40. s. to 2. Small do. 8.j. . . . . 280 
a Speckled Earthern Pot. 10s. one with a Lid. S_f. ... 18 o 

1 Small Do. 3^ 30 

3 Small Earthern Plates. 60 

I Punch Bowl. ....... 80 

5 Earthern Tea Cups & Plates 15 o 

6 China Tea Cups & 4 Plates. 1120 

a Large Pr of Steelyards 700 

a Small Do. 150 

an old Iron Pot 100 

an Iron Chain. . 3 10 o 

a narrow ax 40-j. an old Hatchet. 4~r 240 

a Service Book. . . . . . . 200 

a Water Pail . 50 

a Brass Lid 10 o 



£ s. d. 

a Pr of Arid-Irons iooo 

2 Pr of Curtain Rods of Iron. I io o 

a close stool ...........500 

an Iron Bed Candlestick. . 300 

a Brass Candlestick. .. ....... 100 

a Hanging Do. . . . . . . 100 

a Candlestick So 

a peal & Tongs. 160 

Grid-Iron 50.J. a Small Do. 20. s. 3 10 o 

2 Charting Dishes 200 

a Toasting Iron. 16.S. a Flesh Fork. 6.s 120 

2 Pepper Poxes. 8-s. one Brass Scimmer @ i6.s. . . . . 140 

a Pr of Brass Scales with Lead weights . . . . . 200 

42 lb. of Good Pewter . . . 37 16 

I4i lb. of Pewter Sno 

5 lb. of old Pewter. 2100 

a tin Callender, 120 

1 Hoe 50 

42^ lb of old Iron. 430 

a Small Mortar & Pestle. 60.J. a pepper mill 12.J. 

2 canisters. ...........440 

a Coffee Pott & 2 Sugar Boxes, 2 Gimblets too 

a Water Pott 100 

a round Coulered a Tea Table. 200 

31 lb. & f of Leather 1459 

a Copper Pye Tan. 60c 

a Brass Skillett 40.^. 1 do. i6~r. 2 16 o 

a Cedar Tubb, . 16 o 

a Pr of old Tongs & Old Iron. . 13 6 

a 2 Handle'd Stone Pott. 16 c 

a Tea Kettle 5 10 o 

an Iron Spitt 2Q.s. 1 Do. ij.s. 1 17 o 

an Iron Pott 45J. 1 Do. 20.J 3 5° 

an Iron Goose. ...... 10 o 

an Iron Tramel. 5S.J. 1. Do 30^ 480 

Ye French Books 100 

a Negro Wench & child. .... 350 o o 

a large mare 9000 

a Colt, comeing a year old 40 o o 

Money of New York Currency (& S.j. pr oz 15 5 o 

Connecticut Money of New Tenor as it 

stands in ye full of ye Bill, 27 o o 

a note of New York Currency, & 8j. per oz 37 o o 

1 Do of 50 o o 

1 Do of 70 o o 

1 Do of 7c o o 

1 Do of 18 o o 



1 note of Connecticut money, old tenor 

1 note of Old Tenor 

1 Do. of Old Tenor 

1 Do 

1 Do 

Ye Book of Debts 

Land in Norwalk near Alexander Resseguies House at ye Salt 
Branch about 19 acres & \ at 

5 acres of meadow Land, the meadow 

Land above Bethel Heacock"s 

12 acres of Bogg meadow by ye above sd Land 

About fifty-four acres &: three Roods, by 
ve above said Land. 

6 acres near Ridgerield Line above 
Sevmour's Barn. .....••••• 

a fifty Pounds Wright in ye Comons 

a Part in a Place where 'twill do to set a mill 

1 Acre near Capt. Dan" Sainjohn's House 

In Ridgefield 

The House & Barn & three acres of Land & ye norwest Part of 
the Land that lies Easterly from Jonah Keelers Homestead 
with ye orchard and all ye Privileges standing upon sd 3 
acres of Land at ... 

And to ye Rest of ye Land yt lies adjoining to ye above sd Land at 

Ye Land at ye high Ridge so called at 

Ye Land yt is called Abrahams Homelot at 

2 acres of Land yt lies below ye Lane called Resseguies Lane 
About 20 acres of Land at ye upper End 

of Millers Ridge so called, with ye 

Buildings on part of ye same 

Ye three half lots in ye Great Swamp, . 

12 acres of Land at ye Lower End of ye 

Millers Ridge below Matthew Benedicts Land 

Five acres at ye old Spectacle Lott. 

S acres of upland at ye Brimstone Lott. 

Eight acres of upland at ye Lot below 

whipstick Ridge, so called. 

17 acres at Brimstone Swamp. 

3 acres of ye Little Swamp. 

About 53 acres & k of ye Bluff Land. 

a half Lot of ye 5" 1 20 acre Division. 

a half lot of ye 6' u 20 acre Division. 

a half lot of ye y' h 20 acre division. 

Half a right in ye Commons. . 

an old Knot Bowl. 3.J. & an Earthen Pitcher. 5 s 

A Sett of Callicoe Curtains & Valiants. . 

8 pillow beers & 7 small Do. all . ■ . 











, 500 o o 
96 o o 

.1.314 o o 

60 o o 

50 o o 



37 5 






















£ s. d. 

a small Iron pot 4.J. a Hammer 4 s. ........ So 

a Dutch wheel 40.J. a Real iz.s. a 

pr of sheep shears S.j. ... 300 

a Cotton Coverlet £6. & an old Carpet for 

a Bed 30.J. '. . . 7 10 o 

a 2 qt Pewter 40..C a qt Do. 30.J. & a pt Do 4 10 o 

large 2 handle Knot Bowl 40.J-. >S; a rown Do. 24.J-. . . . 340 

Milk Tray & to a smaller Do. ....... 10 o 

a post ax & a. stubbing Hoe. & a garden 

Hoe. & old froe. 100 

a Box Iron & heaters & a cold Iron . . . . . 200 

a Knot Bowl at iS.s. ......... iS o 

an old chain & Pitchford 1 10 o 

150 feet of white wood Board 300 

100 foot of whitewood Boards more . . . . . . 200 

2 pr spectacles & cases. 100 

^10,514 12 5 

A true copy of ye BENJA HOYT j 

original. MATTHEW BENEDICT [ Appraisers. 

Recorded pr D. Burr. Clerk. EZRA HICKOK. ) 

Ridgefield, Augt ye 14 th 1754. 
To Coll And' Burr. Jude of Probate, for ye District of Fairfield. — Sir these 
are to enform you that ye widow Sarah Resseguie & Relict and ve heirs of ye 
late dee'd Alexander Resseguie, declared before us the subscribers that ye 
Cloathing & Saddle of ye sd Dec'd were divided to ve four Heirs of the sd 
dee'd to their acceptance before ye above sd Inventory was taken, as witness 
our Hands ve date above sd. 


At a Court of Probate held in Fairfield. Aug't 16. A. D. 1754. Personally 
appeared Alexander Resseguie, one of ye Exec ra of ye Last Will & Testament 
of Alexander Resseguie, late of Ridgefield dec'd, & Exhibited ve foregoing 
Inventory to sd Court & made oath yt ye same is a true & perfect Inventory 
of all ye Estate of sd Dec'd yt he knows of, and if anything further shall 
appear belonging to sd Estate he will cause it to be added : sd Inventory- 
being proved, is by sd Court approved. & ordered to be recorded. 

Test. DAYID BURR, Clerk." 

It would be interesting to note the distribution of this large 

estate to the heirs, but no record of such distribution can be 
found. After the death of the mother, her personal estate, con- 
consisting chiefly of wearing apparel and household belongings. 



amounting in value to ,£iS2 6s. 6h/., was divided among the 
four sons.* 

CHILDREN. [Second Generation.) 

i. Alexander, b. Aug. 27, 17 10. 

11. Peter, b. Dec. 19, 171 1 ; probably d. young. 

in. James, b. Nov. 6, 17 13. 

iv. Abraham, b. July 27, 17 15. 

v. Isaac, b. May 24, 17 17. 

vi Jacob, b. Aug. 14, 17 19. 

vii. Sarah, b. July 12, 1721 ; d. May 25, 1753. 

*"At a Court of Probate held in Fairfield, Feby 15 th 175S. Ale\ r Resseguie 
AdnV on ye Estate of Sarah Russegui late of Norwalk dec", having made 
application to this Court and prayed yt ye time assigned him for rendering an 
Acct of his Admins" on sd Estate may be lengthened out & having offered 
sufficient reason therefor, this Court allows to sd Administ* further Time (viz) 
untill ye first Tuesday in June next." 

"At a Court of Probate held in Fairfield, June 15. A. D. 1758, Whereas, an 
Inventor.- of the Estate of Sarah Resseguie late dec* hath been exhibited, 
amounting with ye Credits to the sum of ^290.. 19J.. c4 : , Lawful money, and 
an amount of Debts hath been rendred amounting to ,£107.. lis.. 6./.. like 
money, which being deducted from sd Inventory, and Credits, leaves the sum 
of ;£iS2.. 6s. 6\ , Lawfull money, Clear Estate, which this Court orders to. be 
divided to and among the Children of sd dec" in the following manner, viz : 

To Alexander Ressiguie being ye Eldest Son, Two shares, or a double 
Portion, and to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob Ressiguie, Each a Single Share — 
and this Court doth appoint and Impower Mess" Sam l! Olmstead of Ridgrield 
and David Lambert and Ezra Heacock of Norwalk, being Freeholders and 
disinterested to make Division thereof accordingly. 

Test. DAVID ROWLAND, Clerk. 



Alexander Resseguie, Jr., born Aug. 27, 1710; married 
in Wilton, Conn.. Feb. 16, 1737-8, Thankful Belden. Their 
dates of death are unknown, but both were living in 1793. But 
little has been learned concerning Alexander, Jr. He was one of 
the heirs named in his father's will, and received from his moth- 
er's estate a "double portion.'' as the eldest son, one-half of it 
consisting of a "negro wench," whose value was set down at 
forty pounds. He was the possessor of much real estate, largely 
inherited from his father, and like him appears to have devoted 
his time to agriculture and the improvement of his lands. Silver 
ore, which, to some extent, has been found in that section of 
Connecticut, existed upon his property, and in 1G75 a mine was 
opened, located near the northern boundary of the town of Wil- 
ton, and a lease* of the property for one hundred years granted 

*"This Indenture made the seventeenth day of May 1765, between Alexan- 
der Resseguie of Norwalk, in the County of Fairfield and Colony of Connecti- 
cut, of the one part, and Samuel Bens, Nathan Hubbell, Matthew Mead, 
Matthew Mervine, James Olmsted, Jun r , Silas Olmsted, Joseph Rockwell. 
Jun T , Jesse Ogden, all of Norwalk, and Matthew Fountain of Etdtord in West 
Chester County, and province of New York, of the other part, witnesseth, 
that the s° Alexander Resseguie as well in Consideration of the Cost and 
Charges which the said Samuell Betts (et al) must necessarily expend in and 
about the undertaking, adventures and works hereafter mentioned, and in 
Consideration of Reservation & Covenants hereafter mentioned Contained by 
and on the parts of the said Samuel Betts. (et al) their heirs, Executors and 
Administrators and Assigns, free Liberty, License and Authority, from time Vj 
time and at all or any time or times During the Term hereafter mentioned, to 
Dig, Search, work for, and raise all such Lead ore, or Copper ore, Tin ore, 
and ail other ores and minerals whatsoever, which can or shall or may bo 
found, Digged, gotten up or raised, as well in, from, or out of all or any part 
or parts of the" Lands or ground- of or belonging to the said Alexander Res- 
seguie, situate and lying in the Township of sd Norwalk near the Dwelling 
House of Azor Belden, in o t uantity about forty acre-, bounded north by Job.'. 
Belden, Easterly, Ezekicl Wood, South by Lzekiei Wood, and Solomon 



to certain parties for the purpose of taking out the ore. In 1774 
Alexander deeded this property to his son William, subject to 
the above named lease. During the Revolutionary war the mine 
was filled with brush and rubbish, undoubtedly for the purpose 
of keeping its existence secret from the British, who at times 
abounded in that region. It remained in this condition until 
1S76, when it was cleaned out and a company formed for the 
purpose of working it, but a question arising as to the validity 
of title, and the prospect of success being considered too vague 

Wood's heirs, West by highway, . . . and liberty of ingress, Egress to 
and for the said Samuel Betts (et al) their heirs. Executors, Administrators & 
assigns, and their servants and workmen at all times during the term hereafter 
mentioned, with horses and carriages to and from the same, except and always 
Reserved out of the said grant, unto the said Alexander Resseguie, his heirs 
and assigns, one full equal eight part, the whole into eight equal parts being 
divided, of and in the said ores and minerals which shall arise, be digged and 
gotten in the lands aforesaid, after the same is pounded and washed and fitted 
for Refining, free of all charges of the same, for and in Lease of the Toll ar^d 
farm, to be had and taken by the said Alexander Resseguie, his heirs and 
assigns in such manner as is hereafter mentioned. To have and to hold all 
and singular, sd Libertys and privileges before Leased, unto the sd Samuel 
Betts (c7 al.) their heirs, executors, administrators, and from the day of the 
date hereof for and during the term of one hundred years next ensuing, fully 
to be completed and ended, yielding and delivering unto the said Resseguie, 
his heirs and assigns the said one eighth part, the whole into eight equal parts 
being divided, .hereinbefore excepted, of all of the ores and minerals which 
shall be so digged, raised, after the same is pounded and fitted for refining, 
out of the lands aforesaid or any part thereof as aforesaid, and to have, hold 
and enjoy their remaining seven eights parts thereof, to them, their heirs, 
Executors, Administrators & assigns to their own proper use and uses as 
aforesaid. As witness whereof we have set our hands and seals. The con- 
sideration of the above written instrument is such that if the above mentioned 
persons shall continue to carry on and prosecute the above mentioned enter- 
prise, then this Lease to stand in full force, otherwise to be null and void. 

James Olmsted. Jr. Alexander Resseguie 

Silas Olmsted. Sam 1 Betts. 

Joseph Rockwell Jr. Nathan Hubbell 

Jesse Ogden. Matthew Mead 

Matthew Fountain, Matt. Mervine." 

Signed Sealed & Delivered 

In presence of 1 
Thadd Hubbell. 
Ephm Kimberly. j 
Peter Hubbell. J (Norwalk Town Records.) 


to warrant the necessary expenditure, it was soon abandoned by 
its projectors. 

Undoubtedly the large property formerly held by the senior 
Alexander, and bequeathed by him to his children, became 
largely reduced by the events connected with the Revolutionary 
war, which depreciated property everywhere and proved the 
financial ruin of so many people. The family became scattered 
and the closing years of the eighteenth century found them 
located widely apart. No stone marks the burial place of Alex- 
ander and his wife, but probably the old cemetery in Ridgefield 
received their remains. The will of Alexander Resseguie is 
dated July 27, 1793. It was written in a beautiful script upon 
two pages of a sheet, the lower half of which has been burned 
away. It is a relic of the hair trunk noted on page 10. The 
legible portion of the will is here given. No record of its pro- 
bate has been found. 

" In the name of Almighty God ; Amen : — this 27th day of July A. D. 1793 : 
— I Alexander Resseguie of Ridgefield, in the District of Danbury, being 
advanced in Age, but thro' the goodness of God of a Sound mind and Mem- 
ory; being desirous to set my house in Order, Do for that purpose make and 
Ordain this my last Will & Testament; — that is to say; — First of all I give 
and Recommend my Immortal Spirit into the hands of God who gave it, hop- 
ing for Acceptance with him, and the Eternal Life in the World to come, 
through the Merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior ; — £ my Body to 
the Dust from whence it was taken, (believing in the Resurrection from the 
Dead) to be Buried in a Decent Christian like manner; — (after my Decease) 
at the Discretion of my Executors herein named; — & as to what Worldly 
Goods and Estates it hath pleased God to Bless me with : I hereby Give, 
Bequeath, and Dispose thereof in the following form and manner. . . . 
(Bottom of page missing.) 

Item, — I hereby declare that what I have already given to my son William 
to be his full part, and portion of my Estate. 

Item, — I hereby Give & Bequeath unto my sons Timothy, and Daniel, & to 
their Heirs and Assigns, the whole of my Real Estate to be equally Divided 
(after my own and Wife's Decease), between them and their respective Heirs. 

Lastly, — I hereby Constitute, Appoint, Ordain and fully Empower my 
Well beloved & faithfull Son Timothy, and my well beloved Wife, Thankful!, 
to be the Executors of this my last Will & Testament, and I hereby order 
them to cause the same to be fulfilled in every part and particular thereof ; & 
I hereby revoke and Disannul all former Wills & Testaments by me made ; 
hereby declaring this, & this only, to be my last Will & Testament; . . . 

Signed, Sealed, Pronounced, and declared, by the Testator to be his la.-^t 
Will and Testament; In the presence of" (Bottom of page missing.) 







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CHILDREN*. (7/-.W Generation.) 

I. Sarah, b. Nov. 26, 173S; d. July 5, 1745. 

11. Margaret, b. Feb 20, 1 741 ; m. Joseph Riggs. 

in. Alexander, b. Sept. 9, 1743; d. July 16, 1745. 

iv. Alexander, b. Dec. 10, 1745. 

v. William, b. 

vi. Timothy, b. Dec. 2S, 1754. 

vii. Daniel, b. May 1, 1760. 

viii. Mary, b. 1764; m. Thomas Cole. 

James Resseguie, born Nov. 6, 17 13. A thorough search 
of records and diligent inquiry, fails to gain much information 
concerning him. The only scrap attainable besides the record of 
his birth, relates to the fact that he died in the French and 
Indian War. That he married and had a family is beyond ques- 
tion, for circumstantial evidence points to him as the progenitor 
of a goodly line of descendants. In the absence of documentary 
evidence this may be considered amply sufficient to justify the 
place given him by the compiler. 

CHILDREN. {Ihird Generation.) 

•17. 1. James, b. 1744- 

*i8. 11. Sarah, b. 

*i9. 111. Abraham, b. - 

m. Seth Bouton. 

Abraham Resseguie, born July 27, 1715; married Jane 
-, who died July 31, 1797, aged 81. He was one of the 

heirs to his father's estate. His death occurred previously to 

that of his wife. 

CHILDREN. {Third Generation.) 

Abigail, b. ; m. Jesse Nichols. 

Janf, b. 1750; m. Nathan Smith. 
Rachel, b. April 11, 1752; m. John Peck. 
Phebe, b. March 31, 1754; m. Asa Prime. 
Hannah, b May 9, 1757; m. Samuel Nichols. 







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vi. John, b. April 2, 1758. 


Isaac Resseguie, born May 24, 17 17. We know but little 
about him. He lived first at Ridirefield, and was one of the 


heirs under his father's will, and received also his portion of 
his mother's estate. He removed over the border into New 
York, and evidently settled upon land owned by Colonel Roger 
Morris, holding as a tenant, for June 4, 1782, he purchased 
of the commissioners of forfeiture,* for the sum of ,£58 \os. this 
land, which is described as follows : 

" Situate in Fredericksburgh Precinct, t Dutchess county, in possession of 
Isaac Russegue. Beginning at a stake and stones bv the road in the line 
of Duke Foster's land, then in the line of said Foster's land north seventy 
degrees west, thirteen chains, eighty links, to a stake twenty-five links west 
from a white oak sapling marked: then in the line of Isaac Perce's land, south 
fifteen degrees west fifty chains seventy-five links, to a black oak stump with 
stones on it in the line of John Ganung's land : thence in the line of said 
Ganung's land south forty-two degrees east twenty-nine chains to a stake at 
said Ganung's northeast corner in the line of Yeoman's land on the westerly 
bank of Croton River, then north eighteen degrees east thirty chains, eighty 
links, to a large black oak tree marked, at the southwest corner of said Fos- 
ter's land, then north three degrees west thirty-three chains seventy-five links 
to the beginning, containing one hundred and thirty acres more or less." 

We do not know that Isaac Resseguie married, unless the 
following extract from the Redding (Conn.) Church records, 
refers to him: "Dec. 28, 1766, Simon, son of Isaaih (Isaack?) 
and Sarah Russica." (Baptized.) If this is intended for oar 
Isaac, and he had a son Simon, no further evidence has been 
found of his existence. 

* " A strip 5S0 rods wide along the east border of the county constitutes a part 
of the 'oblong tract' and was patented by Thomas Hauley and his associates 
June 8, 1 73 1. The remaining part of the county (Putnam) and a small part of 
Dutchess, are included in the great Highland Patent of Adolph Philipse. 
At the time of the Revolution this Patent was owned by Philip Philipse, and 
Mary and Susannah, wives of Colonel Roger Morris and Beverly Robinson, 
of the British army. Morris and Robinson, together with their wives, were 
attainted, and their propertv was confiscated and sold by the Commissioners of 
Forfeiture, chiefly to their former tenants." — French's Gazeteer of New York, 
page 540-1. 


t Frederickstown Precinct was formed March 24, 1772, and was named for 
Frederick Philipse. It included the present towns of Carmel and Kent. 
Kent was formed as Frederickstown March 7, 17S8 : its name was changed 
to Frederick, March 17, 1795, and to Kent, April 15, 1S17. The town received 
its present name from the Kent family who were early settlers. Carmel and a 
part of Patterson were taken off in 1795. 



Jacob Resseguie, born Aug. 14, 1719; married Mary 
Curtis of Stratford, Conn, (perhaps the daughter of Nathan and 
Eunice (Judson) Curtis). She died March 17, 1797. aged 77 
years. He died Dec. 27, 1S01. They lived in Ridgefield. By 
his will, made March 13, 1799. and probated Jan. 28, 1S02. he 
bequeathed to his daughter, Mary Burt, five shillings; to his 
daughter Hannah, £60 ; the remainder to be divided equally 
between his two sons, Jacob and Alexander. His estate inven- 
toried at $2,233.27. 






CHILDREN. {Third Generation.) 
I. MARY, b. April 7, 1747 ; m. David Burt. 

11. Jacob, b. June 5, 17^2. 
in. ABIJAH, b. Dec. 13, 1754; died unmarried, 
iv. Alexander, b. May 24, 1759. 

v. Hannah, b. ; d. in Southeast, N. Y., Jan. 24, 1S11. By her 

father's will she received ^60. 



Margaret Resseguie, born Feb. 20, 1741 ; died in Ballston, 
N. Y., Oct. 10, 1S42. She married, Sept. iS, 1764, Joseph Riggs,* 
as his second wife. He was born in Stamford, Conn.. May 18, 
173S, and died June 15. 1S05. In seeking information relative 
to Mrs. Riggs, the compiler received from her great-grandson the 
following, given under the caption " Recollections of my Great- 
Grandmother Riggs when about One Hundred Years of Age," 
which will be of undoubted interest to the reader. 

"She was of a little more than medium height and as straight as any of the 
girls and boys in their teens. She had a vivid recollection of the scenes and 
incidents of the Revolutionary War, and of the important events that led to 
the war, as well as those that succeeded. She was remarkably vivacious, 
enjoyed society ; indeed, was highly social and was ' good company,' as we 
say. Her sight was somewhat dim, but not so much so that she could not see 
to go about the house, and even out the door. Her hearing was poor in one 
ear, while with the other she could hear quite well. ... In the autumn 
after grandfather's death, my father and grandmother Riggs started for Groton 
(Tompkins County, N. Y.), to go with her to Ballston. They went by private 
conveyance to Syracuse, and reached that place, distant about forty miles, 
near the middle of the afternoon, and did not get their dinner until then. 
They were all tired and hungry, but great-grandmother, as she pushed back 
from the table after a hearty meal, remarked, ' I am quite refreshed, as the 
boy said when he got a whipping.' She, although in her one hundred and 
first year, endured the journey quite as well as any of the party. I think I 
have been told that when she was about sixty years of age she had a severe 
sickness, and was bed-ridden for many years (I think fifteen), when she got up. 
One dav, when left alone, she worked her feet off the bed and finally managed 

♦Joseph Riggs was the son of Miles and Elizabeth (Whitney) Riggs, and 
first married Aug. 4, 1761, at New Canaan, Conn., his cousin, Mary Keeler, 
who was baptized at New Canaan, May 16, 1742, and was the daughter of 
Daniel and Hannah (Whitney) Keeler. They had one child, Jonathan, who 
manied Jan. 1, 1792, at Xorwalk, Conn., Esther Keeler, and whose children 
were: 1. Julia, born Jan. 5, 1793. 2 - J ames . Dorn April 13, 1794; died Oct. 2, 
1795. 3- J onn Woodward, born Jan. 29, 1796. 4. Esther, born Feb. 4, 179S. 



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to sit up, got hold of a chair and by its aid managed to take a step or two, 
but did not go far before she fell, but she continued her efforts and succeeded 
in learning to walk, a second time, after she was seventy-five years old." 

CHILDREN. {Fourth Generation.) 

James, b. June 29, 1765. 

Miles, b. Sept. 10, 1767. 

Ira, b. Nov. 24, 1769; d. Dec 23, 177 1. 

Timothy, b. Oct. 29, 1772. 

Sarah, b. May 6, 177S ; m. Raymond Taylor. 

Esther, b. June iS, 17S4; d. in West Troy, N. Y., May, 1S62. 

She married Jedediah Beckwith, as his second wife. She 

had no children. 


Alexander Resseguie, born Dec. 10, 1745: died Mays, 
1777. He married in Weston, Conn., July 26, 1 77 1, Eunice 
Blackman. They lived in Connecticut, probably in Wilton or 
Ridgefield. Their marriage is found in the Weston church 

CHILDREN. {Fourth Generation.) 

37. I. Esther, b. Nov. 23, 1771. She m. a Mr. Lcbdell, and had a 

daughter Abigail. It is thought she lived in Greenbush, N. V. 

38. 11. Thankful, b Sept. 18, 1773; d. Jan. 19, 1775. 
*39. in. Alexander, b. April iS, 1777. 


William Resseguie.* The dates of his birth and death 
have not been learned. He married, in Weston. Conn,, Dec. 
16, 177 1, Susannah Patrick. The homestead in Ridgeheld was 
deeded to him by his father, and is the propertv referred to in 
the will of Alexander, Jr. Subsequently he removed to Fishkill, 
N. Y., where he purchased about 400 acres of land. His son 
Stephen is said to have had a full family record, which was 
burned with his house and is much to be regretted, as we are left 
with very meager data relative to the early record. 

*The compiler has experienced greater difficulty in obtaining data relative 
to William Resseguie and his descendants, and with less satisf actor}' r esu' : ->, 
than in all other lines combined, and the apparent uselessness of further wait- 
ing has decided him to close the work in a somewhat imperfect state; but 
notwithstanding its imperfection, he is disposed to congratulate himself that 
the labor bestowed upcm it has resulted more favorably than at one time 
seemed possible. 





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CHILDREN* {Fourth Generation.) 

William, b. . 

Stephen, b. 1774. 

Noah, b. . 

Samuel, b. March 12, 1776. 

Sarah, b. ; m. William Botsford. 

Susan, b. April iS, 1796; m. Jeremiah Whitney. 
Thankful, b. ; m. Ebenezer Robinson. 


Timothy Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, Conn.. Dec. 28, 
1754; died in Verona, Oneida County, N. Y., Jan. 19. 1S3S. He 
married, June 5, 17S5, Abigail Lee, daughter of John Lee. She 
was born Oct. 27, 1760. and died in Verona, May 11, 1S34. 

Timothy Resseguie served in the Revolutionary War, and 
married after his return from the service. He remained in 
Ridgefield three years, assisting his father in the promotion of 
his farming operations, but at the end of that period concluded 
to make a home for his family in New York State. As an 
inducement to his remaining upon the paternal acres his father 
deeded to him the homestead, but he declined the gift, and, 
shouldering his knapsack, footed it through the country to Balls- 
ton Spa., X. Y. Subsequently he removed to Northampton in 
the neighboring county of Fulton, then to Milton in Saratoga 
County, and finally to Verona. 



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CHILDREN. {Fourth Generation.) 

Chloe, b. Dec. 6, 1785 ; m. Timothy D. Swan. 

Belden, b. June 17, 17S7. 

James, b. Sept. 20, 1790. 

John, b. in Ballston, N. Y., May 8, 1792; d in Verona, N. Y., 

Sept. 4, 1S36; m. Deborah Lewis. No children. 
Betsey, b. Aug. 15, 1794; m. Joel Gray. 

William, b. in Northampton, N. Y., March 30, 1796; d. near 
Salt Point (Syracuse), N. Y., Oct. 12, 1S30. Unmarried. 
vii. Timothy, b. March 15, 179S. 
vni. Joel, b. April 5, 1S00. 
ix. Abigail, b. Nov. 7, 1802 ; m. Abner Stephens. 
X. Noah, b. in Milton, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1805; d. in Brighten, N. Y., 

Sept. 6, 1S3S. Unmarried. 
XI. Mary, b. Jan. 12, 1S09; m. Aaron Hess. 

* These names may not be ai ranged in correct order of birth. 



Daniel Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, May 1, 1760; died 
in Northampton, Fulton County, N. Y., Feb. 2. 1S25. He mar- 
ried (date and place unknown*, Mary Monroe, daughter of Capt. 
David Monroe. She was born in 1763, and died Oct. 21, 1838. 
Daniel Resseguie resided for a time on Long Island, then in 
Charlton, X. Y., but about 1790 removed to Northampton alien 
the town of Broadalbin, Montgomery County), where the remain- 
der of his life was passed. He was a farmer, 

CHILDREN. {Fourth Generation.) 

1. David, b. May 19, 17S4. 

Mary, b. Jan. 29, 17S7 ; m. Joshua Crouch. 

Esther, b. Much 31, 17SS: d. in Northampton, N. Y., Aug. 6, 

1844 ; m. Charles Scott, now deceased. No children. 
Hannah Mariah, b. 1790; m. Sparford P'ield. 
Daniel, b. March 9, 1792. 
Alexander, b. 1794; d. 1S11. 
vn. Charles, b. Sept. 9, 1797. 
Samuel, b. Nov. 28, 1S00. 
Jacob, b. Oct. 21, 1S03. 
Eelden, b. May 2, 1S06. 
Gay lord, d. unmarried. 
Minerva, b. Feb. 9, 1S09; m. Hiram Lewis. 


Mary Resseguie, born in 1764; died in Wilton, Conn., Dec. 
24, 1848. She was probably the youngest child of Alexander 
Resseguie, Jr., though by some thought to have been a grand- 
daughter. She was a member of his household, and married, 
Nov. 28, 1779, Thomas Cole. " He was a soldier of the Revolu- 
tion, and was with the American army while they were occupying 
New York city, or Manhattan Island, and the British army were 
stationed at White Plains. He was taken sick while in the dis- 
charge of his duty and released from active service. His wife, 
inspired with a spirit of patriotism, rode to headquarters from 
her home in Wilton, on horseback, passing through both the 
British and American lines, and brought him safely to his home. 
Receiving an honorable discharge, his widow drew a pension for 
his services until her death." Mr. Cole died in Wilton. 

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CHILDREN*. {Fourth Generation.) 

*~o. i. Thomas, b. Oct. 22, 17S0. 

•71. 11. Ira, b. Feb. 10, 1782. 

*72. in. Timothy, b. Aug. sS, 17S4. 

*73- iv. Sally, b. Feb. 9, t7SS; m. David Nichols. 

*74. v. Curtis, b. May 10, 1790. 

*75- vi. Samuel, b. Oct. 22, 1791. 

♦76. vii. Sherman, b. June 4, 1S04. 

James Resseguie, born, 1744; died in Ridgefield, Conn., 
Sept. 7, 1S30. He married, Feb. 10, 1766, Sarah Rumsey, who 

died Oct. 3, 1791. He married (2d) Eunice . She died 

in Ridgefield Dec. 13, 1S33, aged S3. The will of James Resse- 
guie was dated Aug. 23, 1S23, and presented for probate Oct. 9, 
1830. His wife, Eunice, is given the use and improvement of all 
his estate during her life. To the " heirs of the body of my 
daughter Sally" he gives $10. To his children Isaac, James, 
Abraham, Ellen, and Polly, the remainder of his estate after the 
death of his wife. His "trusty friends," William Keeler and 
William Havvley of Ridgefield, are appointed executors. 

CHILDREN. {Fourth Generation.) 

77. I. Lyman, b. Oct. 29, 1766; d. Dec. iS, 1791. 
♦78. 11. Ellen, b. Aug. 5, 1767; m. Thomas Mead. 

79. ill. Seth, b. May 19, 1770; probably d. young. 
*8o. iv. Isaac, b. Oct. 7, 1772. 

81. V. Sally, b. . Nothing has been learned concerning her be- 
yond the clause in her father's will, bequeathing Sio "to the 
heirs of the body of my daughter Sally." 
♦82. vi. James, b. Jan. 12, 1775. 
•83. vii. Abraham, b. Feb. 6, 17S2. 
♦84. viii. Polly, b. Feb. 21, 17S5; m. William Palmer. 

85. ix. Aaron, b. 1794; d. May 20. 1S21. 


Sarah Resseguie, married in Ridgefield, Aug. 15, 177 t, 
Seth Bouton of Norwalk, Conn. He was born in 1754, and died 
Dec. 10, 1S40. 

CHILDREN. [Fourth Generation.) 

S6. 1. Phebe, b. Dec. 4, 1772. 

87. 11. Sarah, b. July 14, 177S. 

88. in. Seth, b. Feb. 20, 17S0; d. Aug. 27, 1S14. 



Abraham Resseguie, bom in Ridgefield. He married, but 
the name of bis wife is unknown, lie removed to Sing Sing, 
X. Y., and died there. He was a shoemaker by trade. '" He 
was a small, dark-complexioned man, and wore earrings." 

CHILDREN. {Fourth Generation.) 
*S9. 1. William David, b. Aug. 6, 1792. 

90. 11. ABRAHAM, d. in Sing Sing, X. Y., unmarried. 

91. hi. Jane, b. ; m. and has descendants living in Brooklyn, X. Y., 

but the compiler has been unable to get into communication 
with them. 
•92. iv. Samuel, b. 1S00. 


Abigail Resseguie. The date of her birth is unknown. 
She married Jesse Nichols, and resided in Rensselaerville. Al- 
bany County, X. Y. A brother of Jesse married her sister Han- 
nah. The compiler has tried in vain to connect these brothers 
with any of the Xichols families of Fairfield Countv, Conn.. 
where it is known they belonged. 

CHILDREX. {Fourth Generation.) 

*93- 1. Joel, b. Nov. 11, 1774. 

94- n. Jesse, b. . A sailor and lost at sea. 

*95- in. Sally, b. Aug. 9, 17S2; m. Asa Phelps. 


Jane Resseguie, born in 1750: died Feb. n,.iS23. She 
married, Feb. 18, 1777, Xathan Smith, son of Samuel and Ruth 
(Gaylord; Smith, of Ridgefield. He was born July 17, 1753. and 
died Oct. 1, 1831. They lived in Ridgefield. Mr. Smith repre- 
sented his town in the State Legislature a number of times. 

CHILDREX. {Fourth Generation.) 

♦96. 1. Polly, b. Sept. 27, 177S; m. Benjamin Benedict. 
97. 11. Abigail, b. May 7, 1781; d. in Ridgefield, Conn., Nov. 2, 1S62; 
*9S. in. Anna, b. in Ridgefield, Aug. 1, 1783: m. Jeremiah Dauchey; 

lived in Troy, X. Y. 
*99- iv. Sally, b. April 5, 17S6: m. Thaddeus Jewett. 
*ioo. v. Xathan, b. Nov. 11, 173S. 



Rachel Resseguie, born in Nonvalk, Conn., April n, 1752; 
died in Danbury, Conn., Jan. 31. 1S39. She married. May iS, 
1775, John Peck, who was born in Danbury, Sept. 10, 1747, and 
died there, Nov. 13. 1S04. She was a woman who possessed a 
lively disposition, full of strength and energy, while her husband 
was of an easy and good-natured temperament. They were 
considered well mated. 

CHILDREN. {Fourth Generation.) 

*ioi. 1. Hannah, b. Aug. 15, 1776; m. Eli Gregory. 
102. 11. Rachel Resseguie, b. Tune 6, 177S ; d. in Danbury, Conn., 
Oct., 1863; unmarried. 
*ic>3. in. Reeeckah, b. March 20, 17S3: m. Eli Mygatt. 
" *io4. iv. John Morkis; b. Oct. 7, 17S6. 

*io5- v. Thomas Resseguie, b. April 3, 1792. 


Phebe Resseguie, born March 31, 1754: died in New Mil- 
ford, Conn., Feb. 9. 1815. She married. June 25. 177S, Asa 
Prime, son of William and Sarah (Garlick) Prime of New Mil- 
ford, where he was born July 15, 1753, and died April 6, 1817. 
Asa Prime was a blacksmith, and was employed during Revolu- 
tionary times in making the chain which was stretched across the 
Hudson River to prevent the passage of the British fleet. He 
was a very athletic man and a skilled wrestler, and was victorious 
in New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, whither he went for 
trials of skill and strength with others. 

CHILDREN. [Fourth Generation.) 

*io6. 1. William, b. June 7, 1779. 

♦107. 11. Phebe, b. May 4, 17S1 ; m. Abel Canfield, Jr. 

*ic3. in. Jane, b. Nov. u, 1782; m. Samuel Treadwell. 

•109. iv. Asa, b. Nov. 16, 1791. 

Hannah Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, May 9, 1757 ; died 
in Fenner, Madison County, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1S27. She married 
in Ridgefield, July 23, 1777, Samuel Nichols, whose brother Jesse 
married her sister Abigail. He was born in Norwalk, Conn., Jan. 
9, 1758, and died Dec. 18, 1S49, aged 92 years. He removed 



from Connecticut to Rensselaerville, X. Y., soon after the Revo- 
lution, and to the Mile Strip, Fenner (then Cazenovia), in 1S02. 
" He was a man of extraordinary vigor and energy, maintaining 
his strength until within the Last three years, having scarcely ever 
known what it was to be sick. He entered the army at the com- 
mencement of the war, at the age of 16, and served to its close, 
— seven years and five months, when he was discharged honora- 
bly by General Washington himself. At the battle of Monmouth 
he received a musket ball in the leg which he carried in his flesh 
for seventy-two years ; after his death, and at his own previous 
request, it was extracted and is now in the possession of the 
family. He was a faithful son of liberty in his youth, a good 
citizen and father during his manhood, and a devout Christian 
for fifty years." He was a trustee in the Presbyterian Church, 
town superintendent of the poor, assessor, and inspector of elec- 
tions, conducting all offices to the full satisfaction of his constitu- 
ency. He married (2d), April 10, 1S2S, Mrs. Sybil Cranson, who 
was born March 17, 1764. 











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CHILDREN. {Fourth Generation.) 

Samuel, b. Oct. 5, 1779. 

Lucinda, b. June 24, 1781 ; m. Moses Rice. 

Annis, b. Oct. iS, 17S3; m. Peter Love. 

Hannah, b. Aug. 14, 17S5; m. Jacob Bump. 

Henry, b. Nov. 24, 17S7; d. June 26, 17S9. 

Clarissa, b. Xov. 24, 17S7; d. Feb. 5, 17SS. 
vii. Harry, b. Feb. 1, 17S9. 

Abraham Resseguie, b. Feb. 5, 1792; d. Jan. 6, 1S12. 

William, b. May 14, 1795. 

Polly, b. Sept. 15, 1797; d. Jan. 15, 1798. 

Matilda, b. April 8, 1799; d. April 4, 1S11. 
xil. Harvey Resseguie, b. May 9, 1802. 


John Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, April 2, 175S ; died in 
Sharon, X. Y., May 9, 1S40. He married, Xov. 20, 1783, Anna 
Camp, who was born Oct. 9, 1761. and died June ti, 1788. He 
married (2d), Jan. 17, 17S9, Abigail Erailey, who was born May 
*6» J754, and died June 28, 180S. He married (3d), April 18, 
1809, Mrs. Anna (Thompson,) McDonald, born June 8, 1770, and 
died Sept. 21, 1S44. 















Mr. Resseguie served for three years as a soldier in the Revo- 
lutionary war. He was a private in the Fourth Westchester 
County Regiment, commanded by Col. Thomas Crane. He was 
captured by the British, June 24, 1779, and released on the 14th 
of August. At another time he barely escaped capture by swim- 
ming to a boat in the Hudson River, losing his musket in the 
effort. He settled in Sharon, Schoharie County, X. Y., in the 
year 1795, after a short stay at Rensselaerville, and passed the 
remainder of his life in that town, engaged in farming. 

CHILDREX. {Fourth Generation.) 

Nathaniel, b. Oct. S, 17S4. 

Mary, b. Aug. 2S, 17S6: m. Aldrich W. Barrett. 

Anna, b. May 10, 17SS; m. Robert Mitchell. 

Phcebe, b. June 25, 1792 ; m. James Phelps. 

John, b. May 17, 1793. 

Elizabeth, b. May 30, 1795 » m - Samuel V. Way. 


Mary Resseguie, born April 17, 1747; married David Burt. 
By her father's will, made March 13, 1799, she was to receive 
five shillings. 1'he compiler has been unable to learn anything 
further concerning her. 

CHILDREN. [Fourth Generation.) 

12S. 1. Seaborn. (Born at sea.) 

129. 11. Betsey. 

130. in. Hannah. 

131. iv. David. 


Jacob Resseguie, born June 5, 1752; died July 24, 1835. 
He married. April 14, 1780, Sarah Folliot, who died June 27, 1827, 
aged 78 years. He served a short time in the Revolutionary war, 
and afterwards sent a substitute. He lived in Ridgeheld, Conn., 
and was a farmer. 

CHILDREN. (Fourth Generation.). 

♦132. 1. Betsey, b. June, 17S1; m. Alpheus Canfield. 
133. 11. Samuel, b. about 17S5; died in Indiana (then a Territory), July 
18, 1S15; unmarried. 
*I34- in. Abijah, b. March 26, 1791. 


135. iv. Ralph, h. . At the breaking out of the war of the Rebel- 

lion he was in Texas, and has not since been heard from. 
He was unmarried. 

136. v. Alexander, d. young. 


Alexander Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, May 24, 1759; 
died there Dec. 2S, 1835. He married in Ridgefield, Ruhamah 
Keeier, born in that town Aug. 16, 176S, and died there Dec. 17, 
1859, aged 91 years. 

CHILDREN. {Fourth Generation.) 

*I37- I. Eliza, b. May 7, 1S00; m. Xelson Hallock. 
13S. 11. Lewis, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., 1S06; d. there, June 26, 1S34. 




James Riggs, born June 29, 1765; died Feb. 9, 1S54. He 
married, Jan. 22, 17S9, Sarah Miles, daughter of Stephen and 
Mar}- (Gunn) Miles of New Milford, Conn., who was born Aug. 
15, 1770, and died April 15, 1S53. They lived in Sherman. Conn. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation 

139. I. Stephen, b. Sept. 13, 1790; d. Feb. 20, 1S71 ; m. Minerva Stone, 

who died Feb. 22, 1S74. They lived in Poughquag, N. Y. 

140. 11. Alia, b. Nov. 2, 1792; d. May 19, 1S2S ; m. March 15, 1S21. 

Isaac Hine of New Milford, b. June 23, 1791 ; d. Oct. 4, 1S73. 

141. III. Axx, b. Jan. 27, 1795; d. Sept. 12, 1S76; m. April 24, 1S28, 

Thomas Hall of Sherman, Conn., b. Aug. 26, 1790; d. March 
17, 1S71. 

142. iv. Joseph Miles, b. Feb. 9, 1797 ; d. Feb. 27, 1844; m. Daphne 

J 43- v - James Wooster, b. Aug. 13, 1799; d. Aug. 18, 1S3S; m. in 
1S28, Mary Ann DeReemer, b. Dec. 7. 1S03. 

144. VI. Phebe Margaret, b. March 27, 1S03; d. March n, 1SS0; in. 

1S30, Benjamin Eriggs of Pawling, N. Y., b. Dec. 6, 1793. 

145. vii. Isaac, b. Aug. 18, 1S05 ; d. April 4, 1839 ; m. Nov. 30, 1S2S. 

Cornelia Louisa Leach, b. Jan. 24, 1S09 ; d. April 3, 1S40. 

146. VIII. Laura Candace, b. May 8, 1808; m. Feb. 20, 1S39, Peter Fran- 

cis LeRoy, b. Dec. 11, 1S0S. Both reside in Rochester, Mich. 

147. ix. Elijah Belden, b. Nov. 2, 1810; d. Oct. 5, 1S14. 


Miles RiggS, born in Norwalk, Conn., Sept. ic, 1767; died 
May 12, 1840. He married, Aug. 10, 1791, Mrs. Suse Patchin,* 
who was born in Norwalk May 19, 1766, and died Sept. 2, 1857. 
About 1790 Mr. Riggs removed to Ballston, N. Y., and in 1802, 
or the following year, to Groton, Tompkins County, where he 

* Mrs. Patchin's maiden name was Taylor. Her husband, with a party of 
surveyors, were on or near the Muskingum River, Ohio, when they were 
attacked by Indians, and al! but one killed. 


purchased fifty acres of land. The country was new and covered 
with heavy forests, and the work of clearing a farm was an ardu- 
ous task. Subsequently Mr. Riggs became the owner of a farm 
of 640 acres, or a mile square. He was a musician, and soon 
after getting settled in his new home was invited by the miller, on 
whom he was dependent for his mill work, to bring his fiddle 
along when he came to mill. He did so, and played vigorously 
while the grist was being ground. After the rlour was placed in 
the wagon the miller said : " I have not tolled your grist, Mr. 
Riggs. Now, any time you want grinding done you come and 
fiddle for me, and I will grind for you." And for years he fiddled 
out his grist work. A few years after his death his widow removed 
to Plainfield, X. J., and died there. 

Mr. Riggs was an austere, dignified man, but had also a vein 
of humor in his composition. On one occasion Deacon Daniel 
Bradley of Groton came along, after a hard day's work at clear- 
ing land, and challenged Mr. Riggs to fiddle for him as long as 
he would dance. The challenge was accepted, and the deacon 
was obliged to " tread the light fantastic toe " until the next 
morning. At one time his services as musician brought him 
1,000 feet of clear pine lumber, which he contributed to the new- 
meeting house, then in process of construction, and it was made 
into a pulpit. Mr. Riggs was an Episcopalian, but attended the 
Presbyterian church, then the only one in Groton. His old log 
house was kept as a tavern, and Mrs. Riggs was a famous land- 
lady. Her excellent table and beds attracted all regular travel- 
ers, who made it a point to spend a night there. In 1824 Mr. 
Riggs built the largest dwelling house in the town, where his 
children and their families often met, to the number of thirty or 
forty. On one of his visits to Albany he purchased a cooking 
stove, which was the first one used in the town of Groton. He 
is remembered as a strictly just man, always sincerely honest in 
his dealings and requiring the same of others. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

148. 1. Ira, b. May 7, 1792 ; d. March 3, 1S74 ; m. March 10, 1 S r 9, Sally 

Bradley, b. Dec. 17, 1794; d. June 21, 1S65. m. (2d) Mrs. 
Adeline S. Grant. They lived at Kings Fei;ry, N. Y. 

149- II. Lewis, b. Nov. 14, 1793: d. April 7, 1S39; m. Jan. 25, 1S21, 
Lydia Childs, b. July 29, 1S02 ; and resides in Waverly, la. 


150. in. Zenas, b. Jan. 26, 1796 ; d. April 13,1869; m. April 11, 1S20, 

Susan Angeline Blakeley, b. April 6, 1794 ; d. Nov. 19, 1871. 
They lived at Candor, X. V. 

151. iv. Laura, b. Jan. 1, 179S; d. Nov. 6, 1S44; m. Oct. 3, 1S26, Moses 

Lyon, b. April 2, 1790; d. Feb. 27, 1S74. 

152. v. Alfred, b. June 20, 1S00; d. Nov. 24, 1S71 ; m. Oct. 13, 1828, 

Abigail Watson Tyler, b. Nov. 25, 1S01 ; d. Aug. 26, 1SS2. 

153. vi. Horace Alexander, b. Nov. 16, 1S02 ; m. Jan. 30, 1S31, Abi- 
' gail Dudley Morse, b. March 5, 1793; d. Feb. 15, 1S60. m. 

(2d) Sept. 10, 1S62, Mrs. Nancy Celestia Bingham, Sey. 
mour. They reside in Plymouth, O. 

154. vii.» George, b. Feb. 15, 1S06; d. Feb. 20, 1SS0; m. April 15, 1S32, 

Maria Powers, b. April 3, 1S09; d. Oct. 3, 1S73. m. (2d) 
May 5, 1S74, Mrs. Kate Hills. 

155. viii. Marilda SUSAN, b. June 12, 1S09; d. May 29, 1S75. 


Timothy Riggs, born Oct. 29, 1772; died at East Line, 
Saratoga County, N. V., Sept. 14, 1S4S. He married, in Milton, 
N. Y., Oct. 27, 1796, Candace Weed, daughter of John and Han- 
nah Weed of New Hampshire. She was born in that State Sept. 
8, 1779, and died in Malta, N. Y., May 12, 1S53. Mr. Riggs 
was a farmer, and resided at East Line. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation:) 

156. I. Matilda, b. Nov. 8, 1797; d. Sept. 25, 1S42; m. Oct. 9, 1S16, 

Timothy Marvin, b. Now 24, 1792; d. Jan. 1, 1S47. 

157. 11. Minerva, b. Aug. 12, 1799; d. Sept. 21, 1842; m. 1S19, Joseph 

Wagner, Jr., who died at Fort Plain, N. V. 

158. III. Eli, b. Aug. 2S, 1S02; d. Sept. 13, 1S59; m. Sept. 21, 1S27, 

Mary Eunice Soules, b. Oct. 1, i8c8; d. March 8, 1S72. 
They lived in Saline, Mich. 

159. iv. John Weed, b. Aug. 26, 1S04; d. July 21, 1873; m - Oct. 24, 

1S25, Maria Philipena Gros ; b. Jan. 28, 1804; d. July 22, 1SS6. 
They resided at St. Johnsville, N. Y. 

160. v. Alfred, b. Oct. 8, 1S06; d. April 6, 1S52; m. Sept. iS, 1827, 

Esther Romer, b. Jan. 10, 1S10. She resides in New York. 

161. vi. Emeline, b. Nov. 8, 1808; d. March 12, 1S22. 

162. vii. Joseph, b. June 3, 181 1 ; d. July 2, 1877; m - Oct. 3, 1S37, Aiida 

Beekman, b. June 27, 18 15. He lived in Detroit, Mich. 

163. vin. Hannah Margaret, b. July 21, 1813; d. Oct. 9, 1815. 

164. ix. Margaret Hannah, b. July 21, 1S13; d. June 24, 1S14. 

165. x. Hannah Margaret, b. Jan. 17, 1817; m. Nov. 9, 1S42, John 

Munson Ohn^tead, b. Sept. 17, 1S11; d. Sept. 8, 1 S 7 5 . She 
resides in Albany, N. Y. 

166. xi. James, b. April 22, 1819; d. Nov. 18, 1S35. 


167. xii. Frances Emeline, b. Feb. 22, 1S23; d. Nov. 22, iS^G; m. Har- 
vey Eliphalet Williams, b. June 17, 1S0S; d. Nov. iS, 1S71. 
They lived at Fort Plain, X. V. 

16S. xni. Hiram Timothy, b. Aug. 21, 1825; d. July iS, 1S56. 

169. xiv. William Henry, b. March 27, 1S2S; resides in Lincoln. Xeb. 

Sarah Riggs, born May 6, 177S; died in West Troy, N. Y., 
Feb. 24, 1S70. She married in Ballston, N. Y., Nov., 1798, Ray- 
mond Taylor, who was born in Connecticut, Feb. 19, 1770, and 
died in West Troy, Dec. 23, 1S51. He was a mechanic. 

CHILDREX. {Fifth Generation.) 

170. 1. Harry R., b. Aug. 16, 1799; d. Jan. 15, 1S66; m. Nov. 11, 1S47, 

Mrs. Anna E. Hochstrasser, b. Dec. i, 1822; d. Feb. 26, 1S60. 

171. 11. Caroline, b. May S, 1S01 ; d. June iS, 1838; m. Feb. 22, 1S25, 

Clark Salisbury, b< Oct. 12, 1797; d. April 12, 1S75. 

172. in. Minnetta, b. April 27, 1804; d. Sept. 6, 1S69. 

173. iv. Morgan Lewis, b. May iS, 1S06; m. Sept. 22, 1842, Maria Lob- 

dell, b. July 17, 1S12; d. July 29, 1S43. He resides in West 
Troy, X. Y. 

174. v. James Brisbin, b. June 5, 181S; d. May 20, 1S60; m. Oct. iS, 

1S63, Matilda Withers Dunham, b. May 23, 1S36. She re- 
sides in St. Augustine, Fla. 


Alexander Resseguie, born April iS, 1777: died July 7, 
1858. He married Eunice Meaker, daughter of Jared and Mabel 
(Cole) Meaker. She was born June 12, 1775, and died Dec. 16. 
1S42. They removed from Connecticut to Hubbardton, Vt., in 
1802, thence to Benson in the same State about the year 18 15. 

CHILDREX. [Fifth Generation.) 

175. 1. Daniel Meaker, b. April iS, 1797; d. Jan. 8, 1S66 ; m. March 

3, 1S50, Ruby Walker. She m. (2d), Dec. 29, 1S68, Horace 
A. Seymour, and resides in Leicester, Vt. 

176. 11. Esther, b. Oct. 29, 1799 ; d. Dec. 26, 1SS2 ; m. Jan. 1824, Janus 

Hubbard Gleason, b. April 27, 1799; d. Aug. 26, 1SS3. They 
resided in Benson, Vt. 

177. in. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1802 ; d. Feb. 27, 1S84; m - Feb. 9, 1S26, 

George Edward Parmalee, b. March 12, 1797 ; d. Nov. 10, 1SS4. 
They lived in Morris, 111. 
17S. iv. NABBY, b. Xov : S, 1S03; d t Feb. S, 1S13. 



179. v. John, b. Dec. 23, 1S04: d. Dec. 2, 1847 ; m. Nov. 24, rS^r, Enie- 

line Sheldon. She resides in St. Charles, 111. 
1S0. vi. Harry, b. March 19, 1S06; d. Nov. 22, 1859: m. June 3, 1S35, 
Betsey Sheldon, sister of his brother John's wife, b. Sept. 28. 
1S11 ; d. Jan. II, 1SS4. 
- 1S1. vii. David, b. Dec. iS, 1S0S; d. Feb. 1813. 

152. vin. EUNICE Maria, b. March 25, 1S10; d. Dec. ro, 1SS4; m. March 

10, 1S30, Ozias Bissell Herrick. He resides in Joliet, III. 

153. ix. Julia Ann, b. Sept. 11, 1S11 ; d. Oct. 15, 1S2S. 

154. X. Alexander, b. June 7, 1S12; m. Oct. 28, 1833, Betse\ Merriam, 

who d. March 21, 1857. m. (2d), Feb. 22, 1S66, Orlinda Ad- 
nelro Riford. They reside in Rutland, Vt. 

155. XI. Permelia, b. March 24, 1S14; m. Sept. 1, 1831, Wilson Alvin 

Proctor, b. June 20, 1S10; d. Aug. 4, 1873. She resides in 
Castleton, Vt. 

156. xii. Alpheus Alonzo, b. Sept. 12, 1S16; d. Jan. 2.1, 1SS3; m. Jan. r, 

1S45, Mary Walker, twin sister of his brother Daniel's wife. 
She resides in Franklin, Mass. Mr. Resseguie changed the 
orthography of the name in his family to Sussex"-- 

157. xm. George Fordice, b. July 8, 1S18; m. Jan. 1, 1838, Mary Ann 

Felton. They reside in Warrenville, 111. 


William Resseguie. (Xo dates can be found.) He married 
near Albany, X. Y., Catharine Secor. They lived in the town of 
Fishkill, N. Y., where he died when his children were young. 
His widow married Clark Stone, as his second wife, and died in 
Stormville, town of Fishkill. 

• CHILDREN. [Fifth Generation.) 

iSS. 1. Susan, b. about 1797; d. Feb. 1S34; m. Gilbert Sutton, who d. 

1826. m. (2d) William Rozell, who d. about 1857. 
1S9. 11. John, m. ; had no children. 

190. in. Lyman, d. unmarried. 

191. iv. Ann, m. Edward Poole, a sea captain. No children. 

192. v. Noah, b. Dec. 10, 1S09; m. Ellen Vredenburg, b. Feb. 19, 1S11 ; 

d. July 15, 1S82. He spells his name Rusky, and resides 
(1SS6) at Crafts, N. Y. 
*93- . VI - William, b. 1S11; d. Aug. 16, 1839; m. Aug. 28, 1S34, Lydia 
Dentors, who m. (2d), Dec. 8. 1S43, John Dyson. She resides 
in Reedsburgh, Wis. 

194. vii. Charlotte, b. April 6, 1S12; d. Jan. iS, 1S63; m. Jan. 2, 1826, 

John MacKinnon, b. May 4, 1800; d. Aug. iS, 1864. 

195. vin. Mary Amelia, b. April 6, 1S12 ; d. Nov. 1S51 ; ra. 1830, Charles 

Louis Gereaux, b. 1815; d. April 19, 1847. 



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Stephen Resseguie, born in 1774; died Nov. 13, 1S63. 
He married Sarah Barrett, who was born in 1776, and died Sept. 
6, 1834. He married (2d) Nancy Barrett, who is not now living. 
Stephen Resseguie settled in the town of Kent, Putnam County, 
N. V., on the east shore of White Pond, about two miles from 
the village of Farmers Mills, formerly known as " Mill town." 
He was a farmer. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

196. 1. Isaac, b. March 2S, 1S0S ; d. Aug. 4, 1877 ; m. Sept. 3, 1S2S, 

Mary Robinson (239), b. 1S12 ; d. Aug. 31, 1SS5. 
Belden, m. and "went west." 
Melissa, d. young. 
Laura, m. Caleb Davis. Both dead. 

Samuel, b. April 1, 1S19; m. Feb. 1, 1846, Semantha Patrick. 
Resides in Farmers Mills, X. Y. 

201. vi. Deborah, b. Nov. 22, iS2i ; m. Jan. 16, 1S39, Elvin Mead, b. 

Sept. 16, 1S19. They reside at Farmers Mills, N. Y. 

202. vii. Mary, d. young. 

203. viii. Noah, b. May S, 1S2S: d. May 12, 1S67 ; m. Dec. 20, 1S53, 

Esther M. Carpenter, who d. ?>fay 2S, 1S73. 

204. ix. William, b. 1S41 ; m. 1S56, Sarah Jane Worden. They reside 

at Farmers Mills, N. Y. 

205. x. Alexander, d. in childhood. 


Noah Resseguie. He removed to Susquehanna County. 
Pennsylvania, remaining there but a short time, however, when 
he went to New York State and settled in Mile, Yates County. 
He married Mary Reynolds. About 1S40 the family removed to 
Bloom, Logan County, Ohio. The dates of death of Noah and 
his wife have not been ascertained, but he is said to have i£ died 
suddenly one day while in the milk-yard." 

CHILDREN. (Fifth Generation.) 

206. 1. Malinda, m. about 1S33, Thomas Lee. 

207. 11. Jesse, b. about 1819; d. May 11, 1S40. 


Samuel Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, March 12, 1776; 
died in South Gibson, Pa., Sept. 12, 1858. He married in West- 


port. Conn., Nov. 2, 1797, Freelove Disbrow, daughter of Justus* 
and Elizabeth (Sherwood) Disbrow of that place. She died in 
South Gibson, April 2S, 1830, aged 49 years. He married (2d) 
in Clifford, Pa., June 22, 1S31, Nabby Pickering Miller, widow 
of David Miller and daughter of Jothamf and Elsie (Pickering.) 
Pickering of Clifford. She was born May 4, 1786, and died in 
Lenox, Pa., March 27, 1S67. 

Samuel Resseguie resided in several different places in the 
vicinity of Fishkill, N. Y., until about 1S06, when he purchased 
a farm near what is now called Farmers Mills, Putnam County, 
where he remained until his emigration to Pennsylvania, where 
he arrived May 8, 1813. He settled in what is now South Gib- 
son in Susquehanna County, on wild land situated in the valley 
of the Tunkhannock, one of the principal tributaries of the Sus- 
quehanna River. Here he endured the hardships and suffered 
the privations of a pioneer life, in common with the early settlers 
of Gibson township (the principal part of whom originally came 
from Connecticut). His wife, Freelove, is described as possess- 
ing a small, lithe figure, energetic, industrious, and in every way 
a prudent helpmate, manufacturing with her own hands from the 
raw flax and wool the wherewithal to clothe her family. After the 
lapse of seventeen years, when the log cabin had been supplanted 
by the " framed house," and the wilderness was fast receding 
before the approach of civilization, at the dawn of better days, 
she was summoned to lay down her life work. 

* Justus Disbrow was a soldier of the Revolutionary War. While absent 
from his home, engaged in the defense of his country, his wife, who was left 
with eight children to provide for, heard that " the Tories were coming." and 
carried her beds, clothing, and provisions and hid them in the swamp, but they 
were discovered and burned together with the house and all it contained. The 
affrighted mother and children sought refuge behind a stone hogpen, which 
was battered by the bullets of the enemy, who, on discovering the hidden fam- 
ily, tore the clothing off the children's backs and cast it into the fire. 

t Jotham Pickering emigrated with his family in 1793, from Mendon, Mass., 
to New Milford, Fa., "and removed to Gibson in 179S, that he might unite his 
family of children with those of another to establish the first school in Gibson 
township." It is related in the history of Susquehanna County that the first 
teacher in Gibson did not know how to write. Mr. Pickering and his family 
figure largely in the history of the county. The youngest son of Mrs. Miller, 
Dr. A. P. Miller, became an efficient school teacher and practitioner of medi- 
cine, and was the first postmaster of South Gibson, which position he retained 
until his death. Her daughter married a son of Samuel Resseguie (Lewis 
213) and her son Henry's children have married into the Resseguie family. 


In personal appearance Samuel Resseguie was a type of for- 
eign blood, his father being of French and his mother of Irish 
descent. He possessed perfect health, never being obliged to 
call a physician until his last sickness. His sanguine tempera- 
ment, florid complexion, and great obesity rendered him fair, fat, 
and funny. Physically he bore a striking resemblance to Sir John 
Falstaff. His corpulence and longevity were transmitted to near- 
ly all his children. That he had strength of character is evi- 
denced by the fact of his signing the pledge during a Washing- 
tonian temperance movement, which he preserved inviolate to 
the day of his death, which occurred some twenty-five or thirty 
years later. Politically he was a Democrat, until the formation 
of the Republican party, the slavery question causing him to for- 
sake the one and embrace the other. The history of Napoleon 
Bonaparte, and his old family Bible (weighing eighteen pounds'), 
were his chosen library and chief companions during his declin- 
ing years. , 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

20S. i. Betsey Elizabeth, b. July 12, 179S; d. Nov. 30, 1S76; m. 
1S17, George Conrad, L. Dec. 22, 1794; d. Nov. 5, 1S56. 

209. 11. Sarah, b. Sept. 25, 1S00; d. Jan. iS, 1S76; m. Aug. 1S50, Wal- 

ter Dickey, who d. May, 1S61. 

210. in. Cynthia, b. Dec. 12, 1S02; d. July 25, 18S3; m. June 23, 1S34, 

George Washington Starks, who d. Nov. 26, 1875. 

211. iv. FlTCH Patrick, b. Feb. 13, 1S05; m. Oct. 23, 1S32, Mary 

Tewksbury, b. Aug. 17, 1S13 ; d. April 2S, 1S7G. He resides 
in South Gibson, Pa. 

212. v. Aaron, b. Aug. 17, 1S07; m. Jan. 23, 1831, Betsey Ann Denney, 

who d. March 3, 1S84. He resides in South Gibson. 

213. vi. Lewis, b. Feb. 25, 1S10; d. Jan. 13, 1S79; m. Nov. 15, 1S31, 

Nabby Ann Miller, who d. June 11, 1S53; m. (2d), Aug. 21, 
1S53, Mary Elizabeth Martin, who d. March 1, 1S55; m. (3d), 
April 29, 1S55, Mrs. Abigail (Lathrop) Graves, who resides 
in Berlin, Wis. 

214. vii. Harrison, b. Feb. 1, 1S13; resides at South Gibson, Pa., 


215. viii. William, b. Oct. 2S, 1S16; d. Sept. 24, 1S44; m. March 4, 

1S36, Jemima Comstock, who d. July 19, 1SS4. 

216. ix. Nelson Manley, b. Feb. 21, 1S21 ; m. Oct. 25, 1846, Eliza Ann 

Tripp. They reside in Clifford, Pa. 


Sarah Resseguie. (Xo dates can be found.) She is said 
to have been married (1st) to Riley Ganung, by whom she had 


children. They removed from Connecticut to the " Lake coun- 
try " of New York. She married (2d) David Coon. There were 
no children by this marriage. She married (3d) William Botsford, 
and lived with him at Little Falls, also at Quality Hill, Madison 
County, X. Y. She died in Canada. Mr. Botsford was formerly 
a sea captain and afterwards a shoemaker. He died at Quality 

CHILDREN. (Fifth Generation.) 

217. 1. Henry Botsford, b. Jan. 9, 1S00; d. May 14, 1S41 ; m. Feb. 12, 
1S23, Charlotte Thayer, b. Oct. 17, 1S05; d. Feb. 15, 1SS6. 

21S. 11. Eliza Botsford, b. Nov. 9, 1S00; d. May 25, 1S69; m. July 16, 
1S19, Simon Allen, b. Dec. 2S, 179S. Resides in Lyndonville, 
N. Y. 

Susan Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, Conn., April 18, 1796; 
died in Greenwood, Steuben County, N. Y., April 30, 1878. She 
married in Fishkill, N. Y., Aug. 7, 18 12, Jeremiah Whitney, who 
was born in Fishkill, June 17, 1787, and died at Chatham, Pa., 
Aug. 4, 1S67. Mr. Whitney was a shoemaker. They lived in 
various places, including Fishkill, Milo, Beekman, Reading, and 
Tyrone, all in New York, and Bingham and Chatham in Penn- 
sylvania. (See Whitney Genealogy.) 

CHILDREN. [Fifth Generation.) 

219. 1. Joyce, b. May 18, 1S13; d. April 10, 1S72; m. May 28, 1S33, 

Hiram Merrick. He resides in West Bingham, Pa. 

220. 11. Minerva, b. July 6, 1S14; d. March 10, 1S24. 

221. in. William Lewis, b. Sept. 29, 1S16; m. Dec. 21, 1S42, Adeline 

Cook, b. March 17, 1826; d. April 15, 1S84. He resides in 
Middlebury, Pa. 

222. iv. Sarah Ann, b. Oct. 29, 1S17 ; m. Dec. 21, 183S, Dahyler Brown. 

Residence, Hayes City, Kan. 

223. v. Jeremiah, b. Feb. 10, 1S19; m. June 9, 1S44, Sarah Goodwin, 

b. May 27, 1S24. They live in Andover, N. Y. 

224. vi. Caroline, b. Nov. 10, 1S20; d. Jan. 11, 1S77; m. May 1, 1S37, 

Lester Merrick. They reside in Chatham, Pa. 

225. VII. Elias, b. Sept. 1, 1822 ; m. June 19, 1S50, Laurette Short, who 

d. May 17, 1S75. His residence is Chatham, Pa. 

226. viii. Susan, b. Feb. 2S, 1S24; m. March 1, 1S47, Charles Sweet. 

Residence, Middlebury. 

227. ix. Phebe, b. Nov. 6, 1S25; d. Feb. 6, 1S55. 

228. x. Scnilda, b. Aug. 14, 1S27 ; m. May 11, 1844, Horatio Seymour 

Keeney. Residence, Middlebury. 



229. XI. JOSEPH, b. Feb. 15, 1S30; m. Oct. 11, 1S55, Julia Spencer. 

They reside in Middlebury. 

230. xil. Polly, b. Nov. 6, 1831 ; m. March iS, 1S53, Alonzo Button. 

Residence, Chatham. 

231. xiii. Riley, b. May 20, 1S33; m. Oct. 12, 1S56, Man- Lizette Short, 

b. Feb. 2S, 1S37. They live in Middlebury. 

232. xiv. Delilah, b. Aug 17, 1S34; m. Oct. 4, 1854, Francis Short. 

Residence, Chatham. 

233. xv. Fitch, b. May 27, 1S37 ; m. July 4, 1S57, Sally Ann Spencer. 

Residence, Sandusky, N. Y. 

234. xvi. Newberry, b. April 29, 1S39; m. Aug. 12, 1S61, Annette Ed- 

wards. They reside in Greenwood, N. Y. 


Thankful Resseguie. (No dates.) Married Ebenezer 
Robinson.. They resided in Putnam County, N. Y. (probably 
near Farmers Mills), where they both died. 





CHILDREN. [Fifth Generation ) 

I. Susan, b. about 1S01 ; d. Oct. 16, 1S74; m. James Ager. 
II. Lucy, b. Dec 23, 1S03; m. Oct., 182 1, George Raymond. Jr., 

who d. Jan. 25, 1S76. She resides in Lodi Center, N. Y. 
in. David, m. Almira Disbrow. Both dead. 
IV. Bethia, d. unmarried. 

v. Mary, b. 1S12; d. Aug. 31, 1SS5; m. Sept. 3, 1S2S, Isaac Resse- 
guie (196), b. March 28/ 1S08; d. Aug. 4, 1S77. 
vi. Morris, d. 1SS2, unmarried., 
vn. Sarah. Resides in Bridgeport, Conn. 

via. Ebenezer, b. 1S15 ; d. Nov. 12, 1S63; m. 1S40, Fannie Ketura 
Disbrow, b. 1823. She m. (2d) James Turner ; resides in 
Danbury, Conn. 
ix. Rosella, b. 1S22; d. June 25, 186S; m. 1846, Albert Gordon 
Weaver, b. March 7, 1S27. He resides in Marcellus, N. Y. 

Chloe Resseguie, born in Ridgeneld, Conn., Dec. 6, 1785; 
died in Spring township, Crawford County, Pa., June 2S, 1849. 
She married Timothy Dwight Swan, who was born in Stonington, 
Conn., Oct. 17, 1774, and died in Durhamville, Oneida County, 
N. Y., April 10, 1S4S. Mr. Swan was the great-uncle of General 
Ulysses S. Grant. At the time of his marriage he was a resident 
of Milton, Saratoga County, X. Y., but afterwards removed to 
Verona, N. Y. He was a chairmaker. 





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CHILDREN. (Fifth Generation.) 

Elias Lee, b. June 9, 1S06; d. Nov. 13, 1S0S. 

Timothy Dwight, b. July 3, 1S07 ; disappeared. 

HlRAM Resseguie, b. Nov. 12, 1S0S; d. July, 1876 : m. Nov, 12, 
1S30, Amanda Melinda Scriven, b. May 5, 1S06 ; d. June 2^, 

Mary Ann, b. Nov. 17, 1S10; d. April 20,1881; m. April 14, 
1S35, Major Gay Penfield. He resides in YVaukon, Iowa. 

Jeeferson Lee, b. March 13, 1S12; m. March 10, 1844, Mrs. 
Almira (Brockway) Cone. Residence, Caneadea, N. Y. 

Demise, b. Feb. 18, 1S1 5 ; d. 1S33. 

Elias Andrew, b. Feb. 14, 1S1S; m. Oct. 14, 1851, Adelia Bai- 
ley. Residence, YVaukon, Iowa. 


Belden Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, Conn., June 17, 17S7 ; 
died in Van Buren, Onondaga County, X. Y., Aug. 31, 186S. He 
married, Feb. 11, 1810, Lucy Avery, daughter of Punderson and 
Levina (Barnes) Avery of Pompey, N. Y. She was born March 
14, 1 79 1, and died in Van Buren, March 9, 184.1. They com- 
menced housekeeping in 1811, in Verona, but in 1814 removed 
to Rome, to Pompey in 18 17, and in 1S20 to Camilius, Onondaga 
County, and when the town was divided in 182S, found themselves 
in the new town of Van Buren. Mr. Resseguie served as first 
lieutenant in the war of 18 12, and took part in the battles of 
Oswego and Sackett's Harbor, and was honorably discharged at 
the close of the war, which was just before his removal to Rome. 
He was Assessor of the town of Van Buren for twenty-eight 
years, and Supervisor four years. He was a very successful 
farmer, and amassed a handsome property. Of a charitable 
disposition he lent a helping hand to many, and died greatly 
lamented by all. 

CHILDREN. (Fifth Generation.) . 

251. 1. George, b. Oct. 23, 1S11 ; m. Feb. 26, 1832, Rachel Eaton, who 

d. Aug. 2, 1843; m - ( 2 ^) Oct. 23, 1843, Matilda Mann, who d. 
Aug. S, 1844; m. (3d) April 5, 1845, Amelia Brown, who d. 
March 3, 1884. Residence, Ridgeway, N. Y. 

252. 11. Loretta, b. May 13, tSiS; m. Jan. 1, 1839, Amasa Philip Hart, 

b. Sept. 28, 18 14. They reside in Phoenix, N. Y. 

253. in. William, b. May 15, 1S23; m. Sept. 19, 1S44, Laura Hart. 

They reside in Grand Ledge, Mich. 

254. iv. Levina, b. June 20, 1S27 ; m. Jan. 15, 1845, Hiram Stephen 

Larkin, who d. Sept. 27, 1875. She resides in Van Buren, 
N. Y. 




James Ressegnie, born in Ballston, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1790; 
died in Tuolumne County, Cal.. March 13, 1S50. He married, 
Dec. 7. 18 17, Lydia Meigs Leete, daughter of Noah and Huldah 
(Ward") Leete of Verona, N. Y., but formerly of Connecticut. 
She died in Buffalo, X. Y., March 14, 1864. Their home was in 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

255. 1. Maria Emily, b. Dec. 6, 1S1S; d. Sept. 15, 1S57 ; m. Oct. 11, 

1S3S, Joseph Harden, b. March 3, 1S15. He resides in 
Marion, N. V. 

256. 11. Emily Amanda, b. July 14, 1S20; m. Nov. 3, 1S41, William 

Nash Peckham. They live in Verona, N. Y. 

257. in. Harley Leete, b. Feb. 12, 1S22 ; d. Aug. 12, 1S44. 

25S. iv. Caroline Amelia, b. Dec. 30, 1S23 ; m. Dec. 23, 1S44, James 
Vroman, who d. July 29, 1S6S. She resides in Buffalo, N. V. 

259. v. Henry Clay, b. Jan. 2, 1S26; m. Angenette Barber, who d. 

Nov. 29, 1876. 

260. vi. Mary Adaline, b. Feb. 24, 1S2S; d. Dec. 22, 1S56; m. Dec. 23, 

1S46, Thomas M. Shattuck. He lives in Forestville, N. Y. 
2G1. vii. Eliza Angeline, b. Feb. 17, 1S31 ; m. Aug. 23, 1S54, James 
Nelson. Residence, Buffalo, N. Y. 

262. VIII. Helen Mar, b. Nov. 17, 1S35; m. June 29, 1S57, George Wash- 

ington Talcott. They reside in Buffalo, N. Y. 

263. ix. James Monroe, b. May S, 1S33; m. Dec. 5, 1S65, Frances Ca- 

lista Edes. Residence, Verona. 


Betsey Resseguie, born in Northampton. X. Y., Aug. 15, 
1794; married October 1, 1816, Joel Gray, son of Edward and 
Sarah (Rowley) Gray, who was born in Haddam, Conn., June 24, 
1790, and died July 3, 1S73. Mr. Gray removed, when a small 
lad, to Williamstown, Mass., with his parents, and when about 
thirteen years old to Chenango County, X. Y., then to Verona, 
Oneida County, locating on the bank of Oneida Creek, where 
his father soon afterward died. He learned the shoemaker's 
trade, and, after his marriage, carried on a tanner's and currier's 
business also. In 1830 he purchased a farm in Westmoreland, 
N. Y., just across the town line from his former home, where he 
resided the greater remaining part of his life. He was a mem- 
ber of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and, for many years, 


Mrs. Gray died in Rome, Aug. 13, 1SS6, lacking but two days 
of fulfilling her ninety-second year, and retained her faculties in 
a remarkable degree to the end. ■■ "Thus ended a life full of good 
deeds, unbounded charity towards all ; beloved and revered by 
her descendants and her entire circle of acquaintances ; a life 
and example fit for all to imitate." . 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

264. I. George Edward, b. Sept. 12, iSrS; m. March 29, 1S43, Ada- 

line Goodrich, who d. Dec. 6, 1S45; m. (2d) Feb. 25, 1S57, 
Lucinda Susanna Corning, b. Sept. 20, 1S2S; d. May 5, 18S1. 
He resides in San Francisco, Cal. 

265. 11. Caroline, b. Jan. 17, 1S20; d. Oct., 1S21. 

266. in. Betsey Ann, b. Feb. 14, 1S22 ; d. Oct. 50, 1S62 ; m. Sept. 26, 

1S43, Samuel Peter Allen, b. Aug. 6, 1S16; d. Sept. 9, 1S70. 

267. iv. Alexander, b. April 29, 1S24 ; m. March 22, 1849, Sarah Smith, 

who d. March 19, 186S; m. (2d) Sept. 21, 1S69, Harriet Newel 
Ferris. They reside in Rome, N. V. 
208. v. Sara Jane, b. May S, 1S26; m. Oct. 22, 1S52, Charles Corydon 
Howe, b. Aug. 11, 1S26; d. Feb. 13, 1865. She resides in 
Westmoreland, N. Y. 

269. vi. Joel, b. Nov. 24, 1827; d. Nov. 20, 1S61. 

270. vn. Caroline, b. March 1, 1830; d. Sept. S, 1S43. 

271. vni. Noah Duane, b. Dec. 14, 1S33 ; m. May 9, 1S66, Ruth Hamil- 

ton Cole. They live in Syracuse, N. Y. 


Timothy Resseguie, born in Northampton, X. Y., March 
15, 1798; died in Rome, March 28, 1865. He married, in 1826, 
Eliza Allen, daughter of Major John and Elizabeth (Wall; Allen 
of Oneida County. She was born in March, 1806, and died Aug. 
27, 1868. Mr. Resseguie was a farmer.' In 1S30 he removed to 
Westmoreland, and took a contract for stone-work on the Erie 
Canal, then in process of construction, and continued in this 
business until 1845. In 1840 he removed to Rome, and lived 
there until his death. He was a man of rather taciturn disposi- 
tion ; of the strictest integrity and of very religious habits; mak- 
ing it a practice while engaged upon the public works to hold 
religious services amongst his men upon the Sabbath, preaching 
to them himself. He was a member of the Methodist communion 
and a trustee in the church, and while earnest in his own convic- 
tions was tolerant of other views than his own, and conceded to 
all men libertv of conscience, 


CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

272. 1. Charles Edwin, b. April 26, 1S27; m. Feb. 9, 1859, Ellen Cli- 

man Hatch, b. April 22, 1S27; d. March 29, 1SS4. He resides 
in Luddington, Mich. 

273. II. Hannah Mary, b. April 17, 1S30; m. Jan. iS, 1S51, James Tomp- 

kins Watson, b. May 2, 1S30. They reside in Clinton, N. Y. 

274. in. Richard Watson, b. Sept. 24, 1S36 ; d. Oct. 22, 1S63; m. Nov. 

20, 1S59, Delia Ann Matthews, who m. (2d) April 9, 1S66, 
Alonzo Tice of Rome, N. Y. They reside in that city. 

275. iv. John Dempster, b. June 29, 1S40; d. Dec. 11, 1S65. 

Joel Resseguie, born in Northampton, N. Y., April 5, 1800; 
died in Upper Canada, Sept. 13, 184S. He married Margaret 
Ann Hess, daughter of John and Mary (Burns) Hess of Durham- 
ville, N. Y. She died in November, 1877. Mr. Resseguie was a 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

276. 1. Timothy, b. May 2, 1S34; m. Dec. 31, 1S56, Lois Eastman. 

They live in Custer, Mich. 

277. 11. Cordelia Ann, b. June 2, 1S36; d. Jan. 13, 1S7S; m. Oct. 16, 

1S56, George Nial Eastman, b. Dec. 26, 1S33. 

278. in. Margaret Ann, b. Dec. 5, 1S3S; m. Dec. 23, 1S7S, George Nial 

Eastman, whose first wife was her sister, Cordelia Ann. They 
reside in Imlav, Mich. 

279. iv. Joel Delos, b. Jan. 14, 1842; m. Dec. 24, 1S69, Mary Helen 

King. They reside in Saginaw City, Mich. 

280. v. Ellen Eliza, b. Nov. 22, 1S44 ; m. Sept. 2S, 1867, William 

Joseph Burney, b. Dec. 12, 1S43. They reside in Forest, 

281. vi. Mary Elizabeth, b. March 22, 1847 ; m. Dec. 30, 1870, Robert 

McFarland, b. May 11, 1S43. They reside in Warwick, Ont. 

Abigail Resseguie, born in Northampton, N. Y., Nov. 7, 
1802 ; died in Ridgeway, Michigan, Sept. 2, 1869. She married 
in 1S25, in Northampton, Abner Stephens, son of John Squire 
Stephens of Connecticut. He was born June 26, 1801, and died 
in Lenox, Mich., Feb. 14, 1882. Mr. Stephens removed from 
his birthplace to Tompkins County, N. Y., and in the fall of 1834 
with his family, to Onondaga County, remaining there but two 
years however, when in May, 1836, he emigrated to Michigan and 
settled in Lenox, seven miles from the nearest white neighbor 


and surrounded by wild beasts and Indians. After a residence 
of thirty years in this town he removed to Armada in the same 
county, but returned to Lenox in 1875. For a number of years 
he filled the office of justice of the peace. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation) 

252. I. Joel Resseguie, b. Sept. 5, 1S26; d. April 12, 1S71 ; m. Dec. 

1, 1S52, Clarina Jane Dryer, who d. Sept., 1S66. They lived 
in Lenox, Mich. 

253. 11. James Alexander, b. April 9, 1S2S ; m. Dec. 25, 1S52, Sarah 

Jane Wilson, who d. June 15, 1S66; m. (2d) March 22, 1S74, 

Martha Swem Ayres. They reside in Duluth, Minn. 
Mary Jane, b. July 14, 1S29; m. June 12, 1S46, Stephen Clag- 

gett. Residence, Richmond, Mich. 
Justus, b. July 20, 1S31 ; m. June 10, 1855, Maria Tapper.. 

They live in Van Buren, N. Y. 
Aener, b. July 7, 1S33 ; d. Feb. 26, 1S50. 
Caroline Amanda, b. Sept. 19, 1S35; m. Jan. 29, 1S52, Joshua 

Henry Kirkham, b. Feb. 13, 1832. They reside at High 

Forest, Minn. 
Betsey Maria, b. Feb. 5, 1S39. 
John Chase, b. Aug. 1, 1S42 : d. March 2, 1S63. 
Cornelia, b. Jan. 9, 1S45; d. March 11, 1S71 ; m. Nov., 1S69, 

John Wesley England, who d. Jan. 21, 1SS1. They lived at 

Armada, Mich. 

Mary Resseguie, born in Milton, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1809 ; died 
in Madison County, Sept. 30, 1S40. She married Aaron Hess, a 
farmer, son of John Hess of Durhamville, X. Y. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

291. I. Edwin Lee, b. Nov. 4, 182S; m. Sept. 5, 1S69, Frances Car- 

penter. They reside in California. 

292. 11. John. 

293. in. Cordelia. 


David Resseguie, born May 19, 1784; died in Northamp- 
ton, N. Y., March 21, 1882. He married, March 5, 1805, Mary 
Case, daughter of Aaron and Patience (Simmons) Case of North- 
ampton. She was born in Massachusetts, and died in Northville, 
N. Y., July 14, 187 1. Mr. Resseguie removed with his parents 
from Connecticut to Charlton, N. Y., and from there to North- 
ampton (then Broadalbin), reaching that place when he was 
















three years old. He served in the war of 1S12, walking from 
Northampton to Sackett's Harbor with his brother Charles, to 
enlist. He served through the war. and during the last twenty 
years of his life drew a government pension. He was a member 
of the Methodist Church and very hospitable in his entertain- 
ment of the brethren. He died at the age of 97 years and 10 
months, having resided in Northampton over ninety-four years. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

294. 1. Miranda, b. Aug. 2, 1S06; m. Nov. 15, 1826, Isaac Groesbeck, 

who d. April 11, 1S40; m. (2d), Feb. 10, 1S45, Joshua Wells, 
Jr., who d. Feb. iS, 1S60. She resides in Northviile, N. Y. 

295. 11. Maria, b. Aug. 2, 1S06; d. June 2, 1S24. 

296. in. John, b. Feb. S, 1S0S ; m. Jan. 20, 1S50, Velitta Palmer, who d. 

March 31, 187S. He resides in Northviile, N. Y. 

297. iv. Alexander Case, b. Sept. 13, 1S09; m. Feb. 24, 1S39, Jerusha 

Norton, b. June 10, 1816. They reside in Janesville, Wis. 
29S. v. Rufus, b. Feb. 23, 1S11 ; m. Aug. 2S, 1S45, Lydia Ann Bennem, 
who d. Dec. 17, 1S51 ; m. (2d), June 22, 1853, Phebe Amelia 
Blachly. They reside in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

299. VI. Mary, b. Feb. 17, 1S13 ; m. Nov. 23, 1S30, Ebenezer Gifford, b. 

Feb. 26, 1S04. They reside in Hunter, 111. 

300. VII. Hiram, b. June 13, 1S15 ; m. Jan. S. 1840, Marv M. Rogers, b. 

June 1, 1S1S. They reside in Northviile, Dak. 

301. Vlii. Hannah, b. July 3, 1S21 ; m. May 17, 1S42, Joseph McCuen. 

They live in Northviile, N. Y. 

Mary Resseguie, born Jan. 29, 1787 ; died in Houndsfield, 
N. Y., Jan. 18, 1845. She married in 1804, Joshua Crouch, who 
died in Houndsfield, Feb. 6, 1873. He was a farmer. He mar- 
ried, for a second wife, Almira Morey, who is still living. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

302. I. Esther, d. in infancy. 

303. 11. Daniel Resseguie, disappeared. 

304. in. Cynthia, b. Feb. 9, 181 1 ; d. May 16, 1S56; m. Feb. 8, 1827, 

Sylvenus Tyler, b. Nov. 16, 1S05. He in. (2d), Feb. 11, 1S64, 
Maria Moore, and resides in Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. 

305. iv. Hannah Field, b. June 20, 1814; d. July 4, 1875; m. Dec. 31, 

1S34, Erasmus Dar-win Maxon. He resides in Farmersville, 

306. v. William Harrison, b. Feb. 20, rS 17 ; m. Sept. 1, 1843, Jane 

Chaffee, b. Jan. 15, 1S20. They reside at Sackett's Harbor, 
N. Y. 



307. vi. Samuel, d. Feb. 10, 1S36. 
30S. vii. John, d. in infancy. 

309. vm. Emily Semantha, b. Jan. 15, 1S2S; m. May 6, iS_)9, Martin 

Puffer Lawrence, b. Dec. 4, 1825. They reside in Hounds- 
field, N. Y. 


Hannah Mariah Resseguie, born in 1790; died in Hounds- 
field Dec. 25, 1813. She married, in 1S10, SpaiTord Field of YYa- 
tertown, N. Y. He was born in Woodstock, Vt., April 10, 1790, 
and died in Houndsfield, Aug. 24, 1870. Mr. Field was brought 
up on a farm, and at the age of 16 removed to Field Settlement, 
Watertown, and in 18 11 to East Houndsfield. During the war 
with Great Britain (iSi2^) he was employed by the government in 
building the naval vessel "New Orleans" at Sackett's Harbor, 
and at the battle of that place served as a minute man. For his 
services he was granted 160 acres of government land. He was 
a trustee of the Christian church in East Houndsfield. 

CHILD. {Fifth Generation) 

310. I. Mary, b. June 6, 1811; m. March 19, 1S32, Nathaniel Warren 

Green, b. 1S09. They reside at Richmond, Pa. 


Daniel Resseguie, born in Northampton, N. Y., March 9, 
1792 ; died there, May 25, 1S67. He married in Benson, N. Y., 
about 18 19, Eunice Crane, daughter of Amariah and Elizabeth 
(Colburn) Crane of Benson. She was born Sept. 9, 1796, and 
died in Northampton, June 9, 1870. Mr. Resseguie was a farmer. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

311. I. Orville, b. Aug. 4, 1823; m. 1S44, Mary Sherman, b. Sept. 16, 

1829. They were divorced, m. (2d), March 15, 1857, Mary 
Eleanor Gilman, deceased. 

312. 11. Mary, b Aug. 2, 1S25; m. Oct. 6, 1S47, John Halpin, Jr., who d. 

June 12, 1857. She resides in Cleveland, Ohio. 


Charles Resseguie, born in Northampton, N. Y., Sept. 9, 
1797 ; died in Edinburgh, Saratoga County, April iS, 1881. He 
married in Northampton, Jan. 20, 1830, Lucy Corey, daughter of 
Joseph and Anna (Runnells) Corey of that place. She died in 


Edinburgh, Dec. 13, 1SS0. In 1S40 Charles Resseguie removed 
from the old homestead of which, at that time, he was the owner, 
to a new and larger farm in the town of Edinburgh about three 
miles distant, where the remainder of his life was passed. At 
the beginning of the war of 1812 he walked, with his brother 
David, to Sackett's Harbor, where the latter enlisted ; but he, 
being too young, was employed to draw wood to the barracks, in 
which occupation he continued until the close of the war. Dur- 
ing the construction of the Erie Canal, he had the superintend- 
ence of a portion of the work, but afterward settled down to farm 
life. He was a deacon in the Methodist Church, and was honored 
and respected by all who knew him. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

-313. I. Charles Edwin, b. April 3, 1833; d. March 10, 1S66, m. Feb. 
17, 1S5S, Elizabeth Brown. 

314. 11. Samuel Platt, b. Sept. 7, 1S34; d. Aug. 23, 1S37. 

315. in. Daniel, b. Sept. 30, 1S40; d. Feb. 6. 1S47. 

316. iv. Lucv Ann, b. Feb. 6, 1843; d. Feb. 16, 1S43. 

317. v. James Birnev, b. Aug. 23, 1S44 ; d. Jan. 23, 1S56. 

Samuel Resseguie, born in Northampton, X. Y., Nov. 28, 
1800; died in Houndsfield, March 24, 1853. He married, in 
1822, Lydia Brown, daughter of John and Lydia CSprague) 
Brown of Ballston, X. Y. She died July 8, 18S2. With his 
newly married wife Mr. Resseguie removed to Houndsfield, mak- 
ing the journey with a yoke of cattle, and spending seven days 
on the way, their road being indicated by "blazed " trees. They 
settled on a farm of fifty acres, which, by industry and economy, 
had been increased to 220 acres at the time oT his death. 

CHILDREN". {Fifth Generation.) 

318. I. Daniel, b. Jan. 26, 1824 ; m. Jan. 1, 1S63, Almeda Austin. 

They reside in Houndsfield, N. Y. 

319. II. Esther, b. May 13, 1826; rn. Jan. 1, 1S46, Joel Hayden Phillips, 

now deceased; m. (2d), Nov. iS, 1S63, Daniel Hall Lindslcy. 
They live in Chaumont, X. Y. 

320. in. Belde.v, b. April 15,1828; d. Aug. 24, 18S2 ; m. Jan. 1, 1S52, 

Thurza Delavergne, who d. July 10, 1S65; m. (2d), Jan. 1, 
1S66, Elvira Signor. 

321. iv. Samuel, b. July 27, 1S30; m. Oct. 29, 1S54, Elvira Elizabeth 

Carpenter, b. July 17, 1834. They reside in Groton, Dak. 





V. Cordelia, b. July iS. rS": m. April 22, 1S5S, Augustin Cook. 

Residence, Ellisburgfa, X. V. 
vi. David, b. Nov. 5, 1S35 ; m. Jan. 17, 1S60, Lovina Hunt. They 
reside in East Houndsneld, N. Y. 

324. vii. Mary Emily, b. June 12, 1S3S; m. July 9, 1S60, Augustus Sig- 

nor, of Sackett's Harbor, X. Y., b. 1S35. 

325. viii. Minerva, b. Aug. 1, 1S40: m. Feb. 25, 1S5S, Charles L. Pat- 

rick. They live at Sackett's Harbor. 

326. ix. John" Brown, b. Nov. 2, 1S42; m. July 4, 1S75, Mary Shears. 

He resides at Spring Brock, Mich. 


Jacob Resseguie, born in Northampton, N. Y., Oct. 21, 
1S03 ; died in Chili, X. Y., Dec. 11. 1S75. Fie married, in Edin- 
burgh, X. Y., in 1S26, Elizabeth Cole, daughter of David and 
Mercy (KLing) Cole of that town. She died in Chili, Aug. 23. 1865. 
He married (2d), May 10, 1S70, Mrs. Lydia Gaskill of Rochester, 
N. Y., who died a few years later. Mr. Resseguie resided first at 
Northampton and then in Chili. Eor a number of years he was 
a contractor for railroads and canals. 


CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

Jerome, b. June 7, 1S27 ; m. Jan. ; «, 1S51, Prudence C. Collins. 

They live in Livonia, X. Y. 
328. n. Fidelia, b. Aprii 2, 1831 ; m. Jan. 6, 1S52, Joseph Miller. They 

reside in Linden, Mich. 
329 in. Charles Lester, b. March 14, 1843; m - Nov. 17, 1S65. Helen 

Ann Westervelt. They reside in Concord, Mich. 

6 7 . 

Belden Resseguie, born in X'orthampton, N. Y., May 2, 
1806; died in Shdpiere, Rock County, Wis., Feb. 9, 1S74. He 
married, in Northville, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1831, Polly Mariah Car- 
penter, daughter of Robert Nason and Betsey (Clark) Carpenter 
of Hope, Hamilton County. She was born in Reading, Vt., 
Nov. 2, 18 12, and is living in Wilna, X T . Y. 

Belden Resseguie was employed as a foreman during the con- 
struction of the Erie Canal, and also took part in the work on 
the Black River Canal. In 1841 he purchased a farm in Wilna, 
Jefferson County, and combined with farming, the occupation of 
school teacher during the winter months. 

FO 1 7? 777 GENERA 770 Y. 










CHILDREN. {Fifth Gem-ration.) 

Alexander, b. April 6, 1S33; d. Jane 22, 1S66; m. Feb. iS, 

1S61, Mar}' Becker. 
Elizabeth, b. May 5, 1S35; m. Oct. 1S54, Charles Wilcox 

They were divorced; m. (2d), Oct. 1, 1S76, John Robeit 

Jackson. They reside in Cheyenne, Wy. 
Belden, b. April 3, 1S39; d. Aug. 23, 1S39. 
Stephen Hubbard Wakeman, b. Sept. 14, 1S41 ; m. Nov. 12, 

1S64, Melvina Cole, who d. Feb. 23, 1SS5. He resides in 

Nuckolls County, Neb. 
Samuel, b. Aug. 7, 1S43; d. June 12, 1SS3; m. July 4, 1S72 

Sylvia Williamson. 
Marion, b. May 7, 1S46; m. March 22, 1S75, Ella Drake. They 

reside in Newfield, Mich. 


Minerva Resseguie, born in Northampton, X. Y., Feb. 9, 
1809; died there, Aug. 28, 1S39. She married, in Northampton, 
Jan. 11, 1S32, Hiram Lewis, son of Joseph Lewis of Northville, 
who was born in that village, Jan. 22, 1S04, and died Dec. 26, 
1858. Mr. Lewis followed farming until 1852. when he removed 
to Beaver Falls, Lewis County, and engaged in tanning until 
1856 ; then returned to Northville and resided there until his. 
death. He filled the office of assessor, highway commissioner, 
and overseer of the poor. 

CHILDREN. (Fifth Gauration.) 

336. I. Mary Maria, b. Oct. 10, 1S32; m. Feb. 13, 1851, Watson Ash- 

ton, b. Sept. 27, 1825. They reside in Northampton, N. Y. 

337. n. Celestia Ann, b. Sept. 22, 1S35; m. Oct. 22, 1S63, Abrarn 

Newcomb Van Arnam, b. Aug. 29, 1S31. They reside at 
Beaver Falls, N. Y. 

338. in. Hannah Minerva, b. May 13,1839; m. Aug. 24, 1864, Martin 

Richtmyer Le Fevre, b. Feb. 19, 1837. They live at Beaver 


Thomas Cole, born in Norwalk, Conn., Oct. 22, 1780; died 
in Wilton. Conn., May, 1S53. He married, about 18 19, Betsey 
Mallory, daughter of Nathan- and Molly (Cole) Maliory of Red- 
ding, Conn. She died in Jersey City, N. ]., September, 1S61. 
Mr. Cole was a resident of Wilton, and engaged in the wagon- 
making trade. 


CHILDREN. [Fifth Generation.) 

339. I. Eli, m. July 17, 184S, Emily Morgan, b. Dec. 21,1831. They 

reside in Yonkers, X. Y. 

340. 11. Charles Edward, b. Aug. 22, 1S30; m. April 14, 1853, Anqi- 

nette T.Green, who d. Doc. 13, 1S60 ; m. (2d), April 15. 1S61, 
Mrs. Julie Brown, who d. May or June, 1SS1 : in. (3d), June 
6, 1SS2, Georgians Lounsbury. They reside in Wilton, Conn. 
341- III. Almira, m. William H. Jelliff. 

342. iv. George, b. March 24, 1S36 ; d. Sept. 3, 1S6S. 


Ira Cole, born Feb. 10, 17S2; died in Franklin, Erie County, 
Pa., Aug-. 24, iS6o.- He married, in Wilton. Conn., Nov. 3. 1802, 
Lydia Cole, daughter of Asa and Thankful (Fancher) Cole of 
that town. She died in Girard, Pa., March 2, 1S74. Ira Cole 
moved from Wilton to Unadilla, Otsego County, N. Y., with his 
wife and three children in 1S10, and located on a clearing of half 
an acre, and in time cleared a farm of 100 acres. In 1827 he 
removed to Franklin. Pa., and settled in a wilderness, going in 
and out by using marked trees as a guide. He cleared here a 
farm of 100 acres, upon which he remained until his death. He 
had a kind word for everyone and was greatly respected. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

343. 1. Esther Mary, b. Dec. 24, 1S03; m. Sept. 15, 1S22, Samuel 

Harvey Bessey, Jr., who d. March 22, 1S79. She resides in 
Girard, Pa. 

344. 11. Charles, b. Sept. 2, 1S05 ; d. Dec. 5, 1SS4; m. Sept. 12, 1824, 

Hannah Sisson, who d. Sept. 24, 1S44; m. (2d), March 4, 
1S45, Laverna Jackson, who d. Sept. 2, 1SS1. He resided at 
Liberty, Kan. 

345. in, BETSEY, b. Oct. 17, 1807 ; d. Jan. 14, 181 1. 

346. iv. POLLY, b. Feb. 2, 1S10; d. April 10,1842; m. March 21,1839, 

Jonathan Andrew Gibbs, b. Nov. 5, 1S11. He resides in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

347. v. Asa, b Feb. 13, 1S15 ; d. June 13, 1S45; m - D =c. 25, 1836, Cath- 

arine Crane. He lived in New York City. 
34S. vi. Curtis, b. April 19, 1816; m. April n, 1858, Phoebe Taylor. 

They reside in Franklin, Pa. 
349. vii. Harriet, b. April 21, 1S24 ; d. Nov. 30, 183s. 


Timothy Cole, born Aug. 28, 1784; died Aug. 18, 1865. 
He married, in Sputh Salem, X. V., July 4, 1S10, Eliza Sterling, 

;> r - 



daughter of Thaddeus Sterling of Wilton, Conn., who was born 
July 13, 1791, and died Jan. 6, 1S66. Mr. Cole was a wagon- 
maker, and resided in the town of South East, N. Y. 

CHILDREN. [Fifth Generation.) 

-550. 1. Emory, b. April 19, 1S11 ; m. May 10, 1S41, Mary Ann Sutton, 

(daughter of Susan Resseguie, iSS), who d. June 23, 1S56; 
m. (2d), May 9, 1S60, Frances Mary Stevens, b. April 3. 
1S32. They reside in Pawling, N. Y. 
11. George, b. Feb. 14, 1S13; m. Dec. 31, 1S40, Melissa Townsend. 
They reside in Southeast, N. Y. 

III. Sally, b. Feb. 15, 1S17; d. March 17, 1S64; m. April 3, 1S59, 
Warren Barnabas Collamer, b. Feb. 2, 1S23. 

IV. Mary, b. April S, 1S18; d. March 20, 1S3S. 

354. v. Jane, b. Feb. 21, 1S19; m. Nov. 5, 1S51, Charles Sherman 

Marsh. Residence, Rockford, 111. 

355. vi. Minerva, b. Feb. 15, 1S21 ; d. April 19, 1S49. 

356. vii. Eliza Ann, b. Feb. 1, 1S2S; d. Oct. 21, 1S5S; m. March 17, 

1S57, Warren Barnabas Collamer, who subsequently married 
her sister Sally. He resides in Wilton, X. Y. 

357. viii. Angeline, b. Sept. 16, 1832. Resides at Saratoga, N. Y. 

358. IX. Edwin, b. March 20, 1S36; m. Feb. 12, 1S61, Clarissa Fowler. 

They live at Yerbank, X. Y. 

Sally Cole, born Feb. 9, 178S; died June 28, 1863. She 
married, in Wilton, Conn., March 12. iScg, David Nichols, son 
of David and Sarah (Thomas) Nichols of Redding, who was 
born Sept. 28, 17S6, and died Feb. 2S, 1S62. They resided in 
Wilton, next in Rhinebeck, N. Y., and lastly in Redding, Conn. 

CHILDREX. {Fifth Generation.) 

359. I. William, b. March 23, 1S11 ; m. Jan. 20, 1S33, Polly Osborne, 

b. Nov. 16, 1S12. They reside in Wilton, Conn. 

360. 11. George Sherman, b. March 23, 1S11 ; d. Dec. 19, 1SS1 ; m. Jan. 

20, 1S37, Julia Ann Edmonds, who d. July 9, 1S40; m. (2d) 
Feb. 25, 1S44, Abby Jane Sturges, who d. Aug. 22, 1856; 
m. (3d) Nov. 28, 1S61, Elvira Rand. He lived in Wilton, 

361. in. Infant, b. March 12. 1S14; died. 

362. iv. Sally Ann, b. May 26, 1S19 ; m. Feb. 28, 1S44, James Sturges. 

They live in Wilton. 
2,1)3. v. Harriett, b. Aug. 14, 1S21 ; d. April 14, 1S64; m. Dec. 31, 1S4 4, 
Thaddeus Smith Quick, b. Jan. 23, 1S24; d. Feb. 10, 1850; 
m. (2d), Frederick S. Renoud, who lives at Xew Rochelle, 
N. Y. 




Curtis Cole, born May 10. 1790; married Mar}- Sturgcs, 
daughter of James and Mary (Dikeman) Sturges of Weston, 
Conn. He lived in Huntington, Conn. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

364. I. Julie Ann, b. March 17, 1S23 ; m. April 9, 1S4S, Joseph Elna- 

than Fields. They reside in Eastern, Conn. 

365. 11. James Sturges, b. Sept. 19, 1S25; m. April 27, 1851, Emeline 

Mallette, b. Sept. 29, 1S31. They reside at Black Rock, Bridge, 
port, Conn. 

Samuel Cole, born in Wilton, Conn., Oct. 22, 1791 ; died 
there, April S, 1S51. He married, June 9, 1S16, Deborah Eagles- 
ton, who was born in South East, X. Y., Dec. S, 1792, and died 
there, Aug. 6, 1869. After their marriage they lived in Patterson, 
N. Y., then for about twenty years in South East, and three years 
before Mr. Cole's death removed to Wilton. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation) 

366. 1. William, b. Oct. 6, 1S17 ; m. Oct. 4, 1S41, Mary A. Field. 

They reside in Palenville, N. Y. 

367. 11. Alonzo, b. Oct. 3, 1S19; m. Oct. 5, 1S43, Mary Stevens, who 

d. Feb. 2, 1S79, m. (2d) 1SS1, Maria A. Pixley. 
36S. in. Augustus, b. March 24, 1821 ; d. Nov. 7, 1S2S. 

369. iv. Henry, b. Jan. 21, 1S23 ; m. Nov. 3, 1S44, Mary Bailey, who d. 

Feb. 1S62. He again married, and lives near Troy, N. Y. 

370. ' v. Mary Eliza, b. Oct. 17, 1S24; m. Jan. 19, 1S45, Daniel For- 

ward Stevens, b. Oct. 24, 1814. They live in South East, 
N. Y. 

371. vi. Caroline, b. Sept. 10, 182S ; m. Dec. 27, 1S45, Milton G. Lent. 

She resides at Brewster, N. Y. 

372. vn. Augustus, b June 9, 1830; m. Mary Martin, and resides at 

Towners, N. Y. 

373. VIII. Charles, b. June 7, 1S34; m. 1858, Amanda A. Vandenberg. 

374. IX. LUCY Ann, b. Jan. 18, 1839; m. Jan. 16, 1S61, John Warren 

Renoud, b. March 7, 1813 ; d. Jan. 11, 1SS2 ; m. (zd), March 
3, 1887, Egbert W. Gilbert of Danbury, Conn. 


Sherman Cole, born in Wilton, Conn., June 4, 1804; died in 
Norwalk, Conn., May 28, 1879. He married in Wilton, Dec. 10, 
1829, Susan Hurlbutt, daughter of Lewis and Mollie (Scribner) 


Hurlbutt of that town, who was born there Oct. 13, 18 12. Mr. 
Cole was a hub and carriage manufacturer in Wilton. In 1S54 
he removed to Xorwalk, and for ten years carried on the grocery 
business. He was one of the founders of the Zion's Hill M. E. 
Church in Wilton, and a member of its board of trustees; was 
selectman of the town, and its representative in the State Legis- 
lature. He was one of the original members of the Second 
M. E. Church in Norwalk, and also a trustee. " He was of a 
very happy disposition. To his family he was earnestly devoted, 
sacrificing everything for their comfort and education. When the 
society was being formed to erect the Second M. E. Church, he 
was among the first to put his shoulder under the heavy burden. 
He sympathized and labored and gave to the extent of his ability; 
when disaster came, his cheerful spirit encouraged the weaker 
brethren. He was a member of the first official board, and never 
flagged while health permitted him to bear his part of the burden 
of the church." 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Genera/ion.) 

375. 1. Emily, b. Dec. 23, 1830; m. Nov. 1, 1854, Charles Van Hoosear, 

b. April 13, 1831 ; d. Dec. i, 18S1. He lived in Norwalk, 

376. 11. Jane, b. Aug. iS, 1832 ; m. Nov. 19, 1854, William Berkley 

Osborn. They reside in Sharon, Mich. 

377. in. Eliza, b. March 19, 1834; m. April 15, 1S61, William Aaron 

Ambler, b. Dec. 26, 1S34. They reside in Norwalk. 
37S. iv. Ira, b. May 4, 1836; m. Nov. 3, 186S, Rebecca Isaacs Hill 

b. Oct. 3, 1847. They reside in Norwalk. 
379. v. Mary Esther, b. Sept. 2, 1S3S; m. April 5, 1866, Willis Mc 

Donald. They live in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

350. vi. Hattie, b. Nov. 17, 1S40; m. Aug. 1, 1870, Phineas Rice Dus 

inberre. They reside in Stamford, Conn. 

351. vii. Lydia Anna, b. May 14, 1S43; m - Nov. 20, 1S67. Henry Stan 

ton Selleck. They reside in Norwalk. 

382. viii. Theodore, b. Aug. 4, 1845; &. Dec. 27, 1847. 

383. ix. Henry, b. Dec. 7, 1S47; m. Dec. 8, 1S73, Mary Ellen Vaille. 

They live in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

384. x. Allee, b. Jan. 16, 1850; m. July 10, 1S83, Elizabeth Ellen Mai* 

tyn. Residence, Norwalk. 

385. xi. Lester Sherman, b. Dec. 24, 1S52; m. Sept. 4, 1871, Sarah 

Eva Vaille, sister of his brother Henry's wife, b. July 20, 1852. 
They live in Norwalk. 
3S6. xii. Frederick Victor, b. Jan. 18, 1855; m. Oct. 17, 1SS3 Kate 
Frances Hall. They reside in Norwalk. 


Ellen Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, Conn., Aug. 5, 1767 ; 

died in Geneva, X. Y., June 17, 1S62. She married about 1790-1, 
Thomas Mead, a weaver, son of Joseph and Thankful (Rockwelli 
Mead. He was born about 1764, and died in Ridgefield, May, 
1843. Mr. Mead served as a private in the Revolutionary War. 

CHILDREN. (Fifth Generation.) 

357. 1. HARRIET, b. May 30, 1793; d. March 17,1878; m. Feb. 24, 

1S19, Daniel Darrin, Jr., b. Dec. 21, 1794; d. Jan. 9, 1S7S. 

358. II, Lyman, b. 1795; cl - March 31, 1S59; m. Catharine Pynckney. 

359. in. Cyrus, b. about 1797; d. young. 

390. iv. Wakeman, b. about 1799; d. young. 

391. v. Lewis, b. May 13, 1802 ; d. June 29, 1SS3; m. June 4, 1S21, 

Sarah. Lockwood, b. Nov. 24, 1S02; d. Dec. 13, 1S44; m. 
(2d), Nov. 14, 1S45, Jane Murray, b. April 19, 1S02 ; d. Julv 
5, 1S79. 

392. vi. Cyrus Alanson, b. July 13, 1S04; d. Sept. 7, 1SS2; m. Feb. 4, 

1S32, Jemima Clement Forbes, b. Jan. 24, 1S15; d. Tune.13, 

393. vir. Amos, b. April 13, 1808 ; d. March 26, 1S67 ; m. April 25, 1S50, 

Jemima Barber, b. March 10, 1S14. .. She lives in Geneva, 
N. Y. 

394. viii. Phylinda, b. March 28, iSi2; d. June 4, 1S79; m. Eli S. 

Benedict; (2d), Sept. 2, 1S4S, Harmon Cole, b. Sept. 8, 1S06. 


Isaac Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, Conn., Oct. 7, 1772; 
died in Hubbardton, Vt., March 11, 1S64. He married in Hub- 
bardton in 1796, Mary Dewey, daughter of Israel and Polly 
(Pixley) Dewey. She was born there May 16, 177 1, and died 
there, March 13, 1866. Mr. Resseguie went from Ridgefield 
when he was 16 years old, to live with his mother's brother in 
Hubbardton. He was a farmer ; deacon in the Congregational 
Church, and held many town offices. 

CHILDREN. (Fifth Generation.) 

Sophronta, b. Jan. 28, 1799; d. Oct. 21, 1S11. 

Israel Dewey, b. Dec. 20, 1S00; d. Aug. 27, 1S04. 

Lyman, b. April 27, 1S03; d. Sept. 3, 1804. 

Franklin, b. Feb. 24, 1S05 ; d. April 27, 1817. 

Horace Dewey, b. June 11, 1808; m. Feb. 24, 1S48, Maryette 

F. Smith, b. April 15, 1S28 ; d. Dec. 19, 1863. He resides 

in Brandon, Vt. 












400. vi. Sarah Ann, b. Nov. 13, 1S10; d. June 14, 1S34; m. about 1831, 

Sargent Knowlton. They lived in Orwell, Vt. 


James Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, Conn., Jan. 12, 1775; 
died in Conklin, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1S57. He married, Sept. 20. 
18 1 2, Jane Wilbur, daughter of Carr Wilbur of Dutchess County, 
N. Y. She was born Jan. 17, 17SS, and died at Silver Lake, Sus- 
quehanna County, Pa., April 21, 1S30. He married (2d), July 
28, 1S33, Polly Doty, daughter of Prince and Lovina (Thompson) 
Doty of Rensselaerville, N. Y. She was born in Rensselaerville, 
Oct. 18, 1794, and died in Bridgewater, Pa., Aug. 31, 1840. He 
married (3d), in Montrose. Pa., May, 1S43, Mrs. Mary Miller, 
widow of John Miller, and daughter of James Pudney of Fish- 
kill, N. Y. She died in Conklin, Feb. 17, 1857. Mr. Resseguie 
removed from his native place and settled in Susquehanna Coun- 
ty, Pa., and passed through the inevitable hardships of a life in 
the wilderness. In early life he was a Presbyterian in faith, but 
joined the Baptist church after his removal to Pennsylvania. He 
was a great reader and an excellent scholar. By trade he was a 
weaver. In appearance he was tall, very straight, and spare, with 
black hair, blue eyes, and a pale complexion. 

CHILDREN. (/•/?:- Generation.) 

401. 1. Harvey, b. Aug. 13, 1S13 ; c. same day. 

402. 11. Hiram, b. Aug. 13, 1S13: d. day. 

403. in. Emeline, b. March 17, 1S15: d. April 1, 1S63 ; m. Jan. 1, 1S40, 

Owen Wilbur, b. April 22, 1S09. He resides in Conklin, 
N. Y. 

404. iv. Hiram Gardner, b. Aug. 10, 1S17; d. Aug. 28, 1842; m. Jan. 

14, 1S39, Sarah Thurston Crandall, b. Feb. 17, 1S17. She is 
again married and resides in New Milford, Pa. 

405. v. Sarah Jane, b. Aug. 15, i c 25; d. May 29, 1S71; m. April 13, 

1S50, Elias Wilbur, b. Much 2S, 1S22. He resides in Conk- 
lin, N. Y. 

406. vi. Mary, b. Sept. 12, 1S34; to. Jan. 19, 1S53, Albert Ammerman, 

b. Oct. 13, 1S32. They reside at Little Falls, Minn. 


Abraham Resseguie, born In Ridgefield, Conn., Feb. 6, 
1782; died in Caldwell, Wisconsin. July 24, 1856. He married 
in Hubbardton, Vt., in 18 13, Lcvina Robinson, daughter of 



Isaiah and Sarah (Foot") Robinson. She was born in Hubbard- 
ton, Aug. iS, 17S6, and died in Caldwell, June 20, 1S5S. 

Abraham Resseguie removed from his native place to Hubbard- 
ton, Vt., in 1S12. He continued the cultivation of a rough and 
rocky farm until 1835, wn en with several of his neighbors he 
started for the west on a prospecting tour, and the following year 
sold his farm and removed his family to Wisconsin, or the " North- 
west Territory," as it was then called, where a neighbor, Joseph 
Caldwell, had preceded him. The journey was made by the Erie 
Canal, and by boat through the great lakes, and on the first of 
July they landed at Pike River, now Kenosha. Mr. Caldwell 
had built a log house, twenty feet square, about three miles from 
the landing, and although possessing a large family he gladly 
welcomed Mr. Resseguie and his family to his hospitable abode, 
and found room under his roof to bestow the twenty-six persons 
which the combined families numbered. Soon afterward Mr. 
Resseguie removed to the northwestern part of Racine County, 
and took up a claim of 320 acres on a beautiful, fertile, well- 
watered prairie ; built a log house and removed his family thither. 
His neighbor, Mr. Caldwell, had already located a claim in that 
section, and the place was named for him as the first proprietor, 
** Caldwell's Prairie." In this house the family resided for eight 
years, and though the cost of provisions at the lake ports was 
exorbitant, and food poor in quality, and often difficult to procure 
at all, they entertained hospitably all who passed that way. In 
1844, Mr. Resseguie erected a substantial frame dwelling in 
which the remainder of his life was passed. Without possessing 
brilliant qualities that distinguished him above his fellow-men, 
he was a man of strict integrity, loved by his family and respected 
by all. " Uncle Abra'm." as he was familiarly called, was regarded 
by all as a friend that could always be relied upon. He was a 
devoted christian, a member of the Congregational Church, and 
always gave liberally of his means in support of the gospel. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.* 

407. I. Sophro.nia, b. April 27, 1S15; m. Feb. 4, 1S34, William Alonzo 

Cheney, b. Dec. 31, 1S06. They reside at Springva'.e, Wis. 

40S. II. Betsey, b. April 30, 1S16; m. Feb. 15, 1S35, Calvin Gault, b. 
1814. She resides in Caldwell, Wis. 

409. III. Sarah, b. Jan. 29, 1S1S; d. April 23, 1S61 ; m. Nov. 20, 1S3S, 
Sewall Andrews, b. Feb. 5, 1807 ; d. March 19, 1SS7. 


410. iv. Jane, b. June 7, 1S19: m. July r6, 1S37, Oliver Van Valin, b. 

Jan. 5, iScq. They reside in Caldwell, Wis. 

411. v. James, b Tan. 3, 1823; d. Sept. 2, 1864; m. Feb. iS, 184-, An- 

geline Walker, b. Sept. 5. 1S23; d. Oct. S, 1S55 ; m. (2d) Oct. 
12, 1S56, Ellen Maria Winchell, b. April 4, 1S3S, who m. in 
1SS0, A. D. Hendrickson, and resides in Waukesha, Wis. 

412. vi. Mary, b. April S, 1S24; d. July 12, 1S44. 

413. vii. Lovina, b. June 4, 1S26; m. Oct. 31, 1S4S, William Scureman 

Cooper, b. Feb. 4, 1S2S; d*Sept. 2, 1S62 ; m. (2d) Sept. 26, 
1S67, Oliver Houghton Sheldon, b. May 6, 1S30. They 
reside in Grant Township, Xeb. 

414. viii. Addison, b. Jan. 14, 1S29. Resides at Aurora, 111. Unmarried. 

Polly RessegTlie, born in Ridgefield, Conn., Feb. 21, 1785; 
died in Eddytown, Yates County, N. Y., March 27, 1859. She 
married, in Ridgefield, Jan. 14, 1S08. William Palmer, son of 
Thomas and Jemima (Vandeusen) Palmer of Greene County, 
N. Y. He was born Aug. 15, 17S6, and died in Eddytown, Feb. 
15, 1S56. The greater part of their lives was passed in Hillsdale, 
Columbia County, N. Y., but in 1854 Mr. Palmer sold his farm 
there and removed to Eddytown. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

415- I- Sally Ann, b. March 27, 1S09; d. June 13, 1S54. 

416. 11. Lewis Resseguie, b. Aug. 29, 1S10; d. Sept., 1SS7 ; m. Dec. 6, 
1S37, Lydia Bushnell, b. Oct. ^o, 1S14. She resides in Min- 
neapolis, Minn. 

417- KI- John, b. July 1, 1S12; d. Nov. S, 1SS4; m. Feb. 25, 1S36, Miranda 
Barnes, who d. about 1S42 ; m. (2d) Jan. 19, 1S46, Amanda 
Kane, b. 1S31. She resides at Himrods, N. Y. 

418. iv. Nelly, b. Sept. 8,1814; d. Sept. 22, 1S72 j m. Oct. 16, 1S34, 
Hiram Sanford Brown, b. July 22, 1S11 ; d. May 25, 1S54. 

4'9- V. Pheke, b. Oct. 23, 1S16; d. June 30, 1S3S; m. Nov. 9, 1S36, 

Isaac Persons, Jr., b. May 6, 1S10 ; d. July 31, 1856. They 
lived in Hillsdale, N. Y. 

420. vi. Lyman, b. Aug. 19, 1S1S; m. Sept. 9, 1S46, Elizabeth Tall- 

madge, b. Sept. S, 1S14. They reside in Minneapolis, Minn. 

421. vii. Harriet, b. July 25, 1S20; d. Dec. 1, 1877; m. Sept. 3, 1S42, 

Francis G. Denio, b. March 31, 1S14; d. July 20. .18S2. 

422. viii. Emeline Amelia, b. Sept. 28, 1S22 ; m. June 1, 1854, Isaac 

Lanning, b. July 4, 1793; d. ^ av 2 4< ^79- She resides at 
Eddytown, X. Y. 

423. IX. Augusta Lorinda, b. March 12, 1S25; d. Jan. 2, 1SS3 ; m. Jan. 

14, 1S46, Rev. Albert Rutson Knox, b. April 24, 1824. He re- 
sides at Waukegan, 111. 



424. X. Mary, b. June n. 1S27 ; d. July 21, 1S74; m. May 3, 1S56, 

Joseph E. Hicks, b. Sept. 14, 1S25, who m. (2d) July 21, 1882, 
Jane Covert. They reside at Huston, Dak. 
42;. xi. William, b. March 20, 1829: d. Feb. 15, 1856. 


William David Ressegruie, born in Ridgefield. Conn., 

Aug. 6, 1792; died at Sing Sing, X. Y., Feb. 13. 1S39. He 
married, May 2, 1S15, Mary Forster, daughter of John Forster of 
Pleasantville, N. Y., where she was born March 10, 1793. She 
died March 23, 1839. ^ Ir - Resseguie resided in New York city, 
where he pursued the trade of an upholsterer, but afterwards 
removed to Sing Sing. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Gciifration.) 

426. I. William Forster, b. March 30, 1S16; d. Jan., 1S57 ; m. Dec. 

31, 1S41, Louisa Arcularius, b. Feb. 13, 1S23. She resides 
in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

427. 11. Alfred, b. Sept. 10, 1S17; d. Jan. 7, 1S39. 

425. in. John Stephens, b. March 5, 1S19. 

429. iv. Mary Dean, b. Sept. iS, 1820; d. April 22. 1821. 

430. v. Oscar, b. Feb. 1, 1S22; m. Feb. 11, 1S46, Man.- Hitchcock. 

They reside in Sing Sing, N. Y. 

431. vi. Isaac Teller, b. July 5, 1S24; d. May 21, 1S27. 

432. vii. Smith, b. Feb. 3, 1S26; d. Sept. 21, 1S26. 

433. vm. Sarah Jane, b. April 14, 182S; d. Dec. 25, 1S63: m. Nov. 

1S52, Andrew J. Darby. 

434. ix. Alvira Antoinette, b. Sept. 14, 1S31 ; d. Aug. 11, 1S37. 

435. X. Mary Eliza, b. Aug. 15, 1S32 ; m. Oct. 9, 1850, Alonzo Burrhus, 

b. Jan. 26, 1S25; d. March 19, 1S69. She resides in Sing 
Sing, N. Y. 

436. xi. George Mortimer, b. Aug. 3, 1S36; d. Jan. 13, 1837. 


Samuel Resseguie, born in 1S00; died in San Francisco. 

Cal., Jan. 26, 1S55. He married Anna , who died in San 

Francisco. March 10, 1S80. Mr. Resseguie left Ridgefield. Conn., 
his native place, and settled first in Susquehanna County, Pa , and 
afterward in Kenosha, Wis. From the History of Kenosha 
County, the following extract is" taken: "On the 7th of July, 
1S35, Mr. Samuel Resseguie arrived in Kenosha, and. to use a 
squatter's phrase, "jumped the island." Mr. Resseguie brought 
with him a Mr. John Xoble and a number of brothers by the 



name of Woodhridge, and others, and he accordingly had quite a 
formidable force to sustain him in holding possession. This cir- 
cumstance occasioned the first dispute about the right of prop- 
erty that had occurred at this place ; but the dispute, which at 
one time threatened to cause some disturbance, was finally ami- 
cably settled, and Mr. Resseguie retained a portion of the island, 
either bv purchase or some other compromise. After camping 
on the island for about two weeks, Mr. Resseguie commenced 
the erection of a log house, and shortly after completing it opened 
it as a tavern. Although this humble public house was not equal 
to the Grant House, it served its purpose well. But few men 
knew how to cater to the appetites of their guests better than 
Resseguie : his table was provisioned with the best wild game 
the surrounding country could furnish, and the economy with 
which he was accustomed to stow away his numerous guests in a 
given area in his little garret was truly astonishing. His success 
was so unexpectedly gieat in the line of tavern-keeping that he 
concluded to enlarge his business ; accordingly, in the following 
month, he opened a store in an adjoining cabin, under the firm 
name of Resseguie & Xoble." 

He subsequently emigrated to California, settled in San Fran- 
cisco, and at the time of his death owned the premises known as 
Xo. 4 Wetmore Place. By his will his property was divided , 
equally between his wife and his daughter, Eleanor Edwards. 
Mrs. Resseguie died at the house in Wetmore Place, leaving a 
will, by which her house and furniture was devised to her grand- 
daughter, Mrs. Anna R. Smith, of Glen Rock, Nevada, and the 
residue of the estate to Mrs. Smith's daughter, Eleanor Galvin. 

CHILD. {Fifth Generation.) 
437. I. Eleanor, b. about 1S25; d. July 24., 1S62; m. Edwards. 


Joel Nichols, born Nov. n, 1774: died in Paris, Ind. He 
married about 1794, Sara Hubbell, daughter of Peter and Sara 
(Stewart; Hubbell of Wilton, Conn. She died in Rensselaerville, 
X. Y., Jan. 24, 1807. He married (2d) June 20, 1S07, Julia Jen- 
nings, daughter of Richard and Jemima (Vail) Jennings, of 
Orange County, X. Y. She was born May 12, 17S3, and died in 
Orange County, Xov. 23, 1826. He married (3d) Mrs. Polly 


Humphrey. Mr. Nichols resided in Rensselaerville until about 
1S10, when he removed to Florida. Orange County. After his 
third marriage he removed to Indiana. He was a farmer. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

43S. 1. Jesse, b. Dec. 22, 1796; lost at sea on a voyage begun in Decem- 
ber, 1S19 ; m. June 16, 1S14, Mary White, b. June 6, 1795; 
d. Sept. 1S50. 

439. n. Luman, b. Jan. 1, 179S; d. Feb. 3, 1SS3 ; m. May 30, 1S19, Clara 

Sheldon, who d. March S, 1S51. They lived at Rensselaerville, 
N. Y. 

440. in. Betsey Hubbell, b. March 25, 1S00; d. Sept. 15, 1S84; m. Sept. 

6, 1S1S, Jacob Hess, b. June 5, 1795 > &■• J an - -6> 1S7S. 

441. iv. Maria Jennings, b. Jan. 25. 1S0S ; m. Aug. 31, 1S26, Jehiel 

Chilson, b. Oct. 27, 1S04 ; d. Nov. 11, 1S39; m. (2d) Aug. 3, 
1S41, John Morrison, b. June 10, 1S06; m. (3) June 21, 1S46, 
Asa Hurd, b. Oct. 13, 1794; d. Nov. 19, 1S74. She resides in 
Peterborough, N. Y. 

442. v. William Thornton, b. March 15, 1S11 ; d. May 15, 1812. 


Sally Nichols, born Aug. 9, 1782 ; died June 27, 1865. She 
married, in 179S, Asa Phelps, son of Asa Phelps of Rensselaer- 
ville. He died July 24, 1840. They lived at Candor, Tioga 
County, N. Y. 

CHILDREN. (Fifth Generation.) 

443. 1. Electa, b. Sept. 24, 1799; m. Martin Hendrick. 

444. 11. Sally, b. March 4, 1S01 ; m. Feb. 1, 1S27, Matthew Felter, b. 

Jan. 11, 1S06, d. Sept. 15, 1S72. She resides in Richmond- 
ville, N. Y. 

445. HI. Lucinda, b. Dec. 4, 1S02; m. May 9, 1S24, Rufus Brown, who 

d. Dec. 25, 1S37 ; m. (2d) March 13, 1S45, Caleb Hubbard, 
who d. April 6, 1S61. She resides (1S84) in Candor, N. Y. 

446. iv. Bradford, b. Sept. 23, 1S04; d. June 12, 1SS3; m. Mary 

Beecher, who d. Sept. 21, 1S65. 

447. v. Hiram, b. May 12, 1S06; d. Nov. 19, 1S75; m. 1S2S, Martha 

Lennon, who d. July 25, 1S34; m. (2d) March 5, 1S45, Harriet 
Herrick, who d. April 26, 1S54. 

448. vi. Jason, b. July 19, 1S0S ; d. April 19, 1SS4; m. Nov. 26, 1S3!;, 

Clarinda Beecher, who d. Oct. 17, 1S67; m. (2d) Sept. 7, 
1S6S, Rhoda Clinton, who d. March 19, 1S75 ; m. (3d) 
Nov. 25, 1S75, Fannie D. Wilkson, who d. Dec. iS, 1SS2 ; 
m. (4th) April iS, 18S3, Diana Tibbies. 

449. vii. Harriet, b. Feb. 3, 1811; in. Matthew Ayres. 


450. viii. Joel, b. Jan. 23, 1 S 1 3 ; d. April iS, 1S44; m. Sept. 5, 1S3S, Har- 

riet Darling, who m. (2d) Daniel Vosburgh, and resides in 
Candor, N. V. 

451. ix. Asa, b. Dec. 16, 1S14; m. Feb. iS, 1S42, Lois Amanda Beecher, 

sister of his brother Bradfords wife. They reside in Flem- 
ingville, X. V. 

452. x. Jesse, b. June 7, 1S17 ; m. June 3, 1S47, Minerva Hopkins Her- 

rick. They reside in Flemingville. 

453. xi. Abigail Melissa, b. July 25, 1S19; m. Joseph Grimes. They 

reside in Colesburgh, Iowa. 

454. XII. Othniel, b. Nov. 6, 1S21; m. March 3, 1S46, Sara Abigail 

Grimes, who d. March 11, 1S65; m. (2d) Aug. 13, 1S66, Mary 
Jane Jacobs. They reside in Susquehanna, Pa. 

455. xiii. Amanzo, b. May 11, 1S24; d. Feb. 20, 1S52, unmarried. 

456. xiv. Rhoda Selina, b. Nov. 14, 1S26; m. James Cole. They 

reside in Colesburgh, Iosva. 


Polly Smith, born in Ridgefield, Conn., Sept. 27, 177S; died 
there Jan. 1, 1S39. She married, in Ridgefield, May 8, 1S03, 
Benjamin Benedict, son of Jesse and Mehitable (Northrop) Bene- 
dict, who was born Jan. 17, 1770, and died July 13, 1S47. He 
was a farmer and resided in Ridgefield. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

457. 1. Emily, b. July 27, 1S04 j d. May 1, 1S41 j m. Oct. 19, 1S24, Thomas 

Northrop, b. Dec. 8, 1S05; d. April 23, 1SS4. They lived at 
Lysandcr, N. Y. 

458. II. Edward, b. Oct. 26, 1S05; m. Dec. 23, 1S30, Maria Hoyt, who d. 

April 22, 1S71. He resides in Butler, N. Y. 

459. III. Edwin, b. Oct. 26, 1S05; d. June 1, 1S76; m. Oct. 13, 1833, Cath- 

arine Nash, who d. Sept. 14, 1S82. They lived in Ridgefield, 

460. iv. Jane Ann, b. April 21, 1S09; d. April 5, 1SS0; m. Oct. 14, 1S32, 

John Harvey Benedict, b. Feb. 23, 1S08; d. May n, 1871. 
They lived in Ridgefield. 

461. v. Mary, b. May 27, 1S13; d. April 15, 1827. 

462. vi. Benjamin Smith, b. Jan. 27, 1S17; d. Sept. 11, 1865; m. 1S44, 

Mary Davis. She resides at Huntley, 111. 


Anna Smith, born in Ridgefield, Conn., Aug. 1, 1783. She 
married Jeremiah Dauchey, and lived in Troy, N. Y. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

463. r. Samuel S., married and died. 

464. 11. Jane, d. about iS years old. 


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Sally Smith, bom in Ridgefield, Conn., April 5, 17S6; died 
Oct. 31, 1SS0. She married, Sept. 2S, 182 1, Thaddeus Tewett. 
of Galway, Saratoga County, N. Y., who was born in the ''Dis- 
trict of Maine," probably in South Berwick, about 1784, and 
died May 22, 1S54. His father was Dr. Nathan Jewett, who 
removed to Saratoga County when Thaddeus was young. 

CHILDREN. [Fifth Generation.) 

465. I. Mary, b. Sept. 25, 1S22; d. Sept. 15, 1SS4; m. Sept. 6, 1S43, 

William Rockwell Hoyt, who d. Aug. 24, 1S75. They lived 
in Ridgefield. 

466. 11. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 17, 1824; m. April 26, 1849, Rev. George 

Justus Harrison. They reside at Milton, Conn. 


Nathan Smith, born in Ridgefield, Conn., Nov. 11, 17S8; 
died Feb. 20, 1S56. He married Nov. 15, 1S25, Sarah Stebbins 
Bradley, who died June 14, 1SS3. Mr. Smith filled the office of 
town clerk of Ridgefield for a number of years. 

CHILDREN. (Fifth Generation.) 

467. i. Julia Elizabeth, b. Feb. 27, 1830; d. Nov. 24, 1S72. 
46S. 11. Nathan, b. Sept. 3, 1847 ; d. May 5, 1S70. 


Hannah Peck, born in Danbury, Conn., Aug. 15, 1776; died 
in Greenfield, Ohio, March 27, 1855. She married in Danbury, 
Aug. 15, 1797, Eli Gregory, son of Nathan and Thankful (Bene- 
dict) Gregory of that town. He was born there Oct. 11, 1772, 
and died in Greenfield Sept. 18, 1841. He was a clothier and 
carder of wool. The family removed to Greenfield about 1S25. 

CHILDREN. (Fifth Generation) 

469. I. Alanson Peck, b. Jan. iS, 1799; d. Aug. 18, 1839; m. Nov. 6, 

1S22, Huldah Vail, b. July iS, 1791 ; d. May 2, 1S71. They 
lived at Greenfield, Ohio. 

470. 11. Nathan Benedict, b. Oct. 30, 1S00; d. March iS, 1S1S. 

471. in. John Alexander, b. Nov. 22, 1S04; m. Nov. 13, 1S25, Eliza- 

beth Osborn, b. Aug. 16, 1802; d. June 26, 1871. He lived 
(1SS5) in Cresliine, Ohio. 


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Rebeckah Peck, born in Banbury. Conn., March 20, 17S3; 
died there Aug. 14, 1853. She married in Danbury, March 17, 
1S05, Eli Mygatt, son of Eli and Phebe (Judson) Mygatt of that 
town, where he was born March 23, 1770, and died Aug. 22, 1S45. 

" Eli Mygatt was a descendant in the seventh generation of Joseph Mygatt, 
one of the first settlers of Hartford. He was made a freeman Sept. 16, 1799. 
The following obituary notice is from the Danbury Recorder: 'But few are 
laid in the last resting-place of the body of a more peaceable life or possessed 
of a more practical philanthropy. Of an unaffected familiar manner and 
unchanging good humor, his cheerful countenance, welcome salutation, and 
kind inquiries rendered his society pleasant and imparted a good and salutary 
influence in his intercourse with others. He was one of that venerable class 
of men whose peculiar simplicity of manners and honesty of purpose are rare 
characteristics, and are needed as healthy examples to counteract the selfish- 
ness and insinceritv which harm the characters of young men now coming 
upon the stage of life. He was for thirty years a member of the Congrega- 
tional Church in this village."' — Mygatt Genealogy. 

CHILDREN. (Fifth Generation.) 

472. 1. William Judson, b. Jan. 19, 1S06; d. Sept. 4, 1S69. 

473. 11. John Eli, b. Aug. 27, 1S07; d. July 1, 1S09. 

474. in. Eli, b. June n, 1S09; m. Oct. 24, 1S37, Sophia Northrop, b. 

April 29, 1S14. They reside in New Milfoid, Conn. 

475. iv. Jane Ann, b. March 4, 1S11 ; d. July 19, 1SS5. 

476. v. John Peck, b. Feb. 2, 1S13 ; d. July 26, 1S1S. 

477. vi. Comfort Starr, b. Jan. 17, 1S15 ; d. Jan. 25, 1S60. 

47S. vn. Henry Thomas, b. Jan. 25, 1S17 ; m. Aug. 7, 1S50, Julia Losee. 

He resided (1SS5) in Danbury, Conn. 
479. vni. George, b. Aug. 3, 1S20; m. July 22, 1S45, Ellen Paris Rice, 

b. June 22, 1S25. They reside in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
4S0. ix. Harriet Augusta, b. Dec. 16, 1S23; m. Dec. 5, 1SS5, Dr. 

Alfred Patten Monson, b. June 20, 1S23. They reside at 

Davtona, Fla. 

John Morris Peck, born in Danbury, Conn., Oct. 7, 17S6; 
died in Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 19, 1867. He married in 181 1, at 
Salem, Mass., Rebecca Silsbee, daughter of Samuel and Rebecca 
(Reed; Silsbee of Salem. She was born March 9, 1791, and died 
in Cincinnati May 10, 1S62. Mr. Peck was a hatter, and carried 
on that business in Salem. In iSi4 he removed to Boston and 
kept a store on Ann street for a time; but, his business increas- 
ing, he removed to the corner of Washington street and Cornhill, 



having in another location a small factor}" for making beaver and 
wool hats. In 1S24 he built a large brick factory in Medford. 
Mass., for making and finishing hats and bonnets, and also car- 
ried, on an extensive fur business. In 1S32 he retired from busi- 
ness, and in 1S37 removed to Cincinnati, where his remaining 
years were passed. 



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CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 
1. John Morris, b. Feb. 10, 1S12; m. April 9, 1S39, Elizabeth 

Sinnickson Fithian, b. Aug. 23, 1S21 ; d. March 31, 1S6S. 
He lives at Red Hank, Ohio, 
n. Thomas Resseguie, b. March 11, 1S13; d. Sept. 13, 1S13. 
in. Mary Silsbee, b. Aug. 7, 1S14. Re-ides in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
iv. Thomas Resseguie, b. April 13, 1S16; d. Sept. 26, 1S21. 
v. Rebecca Ann, b. Aug. S, 1S17; d. Sept. 29, 1S29. 
vi. Son, unnamed, died in infancy. 

vii. Sarah Maria, b. June 2, 1.S20. Resides in Cincinnati. 
viii. Emily Prince, b. Nov. 17, 1S21; d. Sept. 7, 1S67 ; m. May 4, 
1S47, Nathaniel Robinson Stout, b. June 5, 1S22. He has 
again married, and lives at Stapleton, Staten Island, N. V. 
ix. Edward Augustus, b. May 25, 1823 ; m. Dec. 2S, 1847, Marga- 
ret Susan Bowling, b. April 27, 1S24. They reside at 
Anthony, Kan. 
x. Alexander Gregory, b. Nov. 12, 1S24; m. Sept. 12, 1S4S. 
Sarah McKee, b. April 25, 1S25; d. Feb. 2S, 1S71. He 
resides in Cincinnati. 
xr. Adeline Augusta, b. Jan. 12, 1827; d. Nov. 5, 1SS4; pi. Oct. 
23, 1S49, Benjamin Rich Wilson, b. Feb. 21, 1S26; d. Feb. 2, 
xii. Angei.ine Amanda, b. Sept. 6, 1S2S ; m. Sept. 14, 1S47, Edward 
Jonathan Wilson, brother of her sister Adeline's husband, who 
d. Nov. 12, 1872. She resides at Mt. Auburn, Cincinnati. 
493. XIII. Son, unnamed, b. June 3, 1S33; d. in infancy. 


Thomas Resseguie Peck, born in Danbury, Conn., April 
3, 1792 ; died in Medford, Mass., March 8, 18S2. He married 
in Salem, June 10, 1S21, Sarah Silsbee. sister of his brother 
John's wife. She was born in Salem, Dec. 6, 1802, and died in 
Medford, Oct. 11, 1S39. He married (2d) Sept. 29, 1842, in 
Medford, Elizabeth Bradbury, daughter of William and Elizabeth 
(Floyd) Bradbury of that town. She was born Aug. 14, 1792, 
and died Sept. 10, 1882. Mr. Peck was a hat manufacturer, and 
associated in business with his brother John. 














CHILDREN. {Fifth Gem-ration.) 

Hannah Gregory, b. April iS, 1S22; d. Oct. 14, iS;4; m. 
April 2, 1S54, Dr. Albert Franklin Sawyer, b. Aug. 9, 1S27. 
He resides in San Francisco, Cal. 
Harriet Rksseguie, b. June 5, 1S23; m. Dec. 9, 1S40, Samuel 
Thompson Thompson, b. July 15, 1S15. They reside in 
Ancora, X. J. 
Sarah Rebecca, b. Sept. 21, 1826; m. April 15, 1S57, David 
Gardner Ranney, b. Feb. 2, 1S16; d. Jan. 29, 1SS2. She 
resides in Boston, Mass. 
Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 21, 1S26; m. Aug. 12, 1S62, James 
Aigin Ilervey, b. March 29, 1S27. They reside in Medford, 
LUCY Amelia, b. June 24, 1S2S ; resides in Medford. 
Margaret Sage, b. Nov. 29. 1S50; d. Dec. 22, 18S1. 
vii. Thomas Resseguie, b. Oct. 16, 1S32; d. May 13, 1855. 
viii. Caroline Augusta, b. June 3, 1S36; d. April 15, 1S37. 
ix. Julia Ann, b. June 3, 1S36; d. March 31, 1S37. 
x. Julia Augusta, b. April 22, 1S3S; m. Sept. 16, 1S56, Captain 
Samuel Kidder Leach, b. July io, 1S19 : d. Aug. 27, 1S74. 
She resides in Boston. 
xi. Frederic Silsbee, b. Sept. 20, 1S39; d. May 8, 1841. 




William Prime, born in Xew Milford, Conn., June 7, 1779; 
died in Poughkeepsie, X. Y., Aug. 1, 1S2S. He married in New 
Milford, Anna Canfield, daughter of Isaac and Hannah (Lamson) 
Canfield, who was born March 28, 1779, and died in South 
Britain, Conn., March 27, 1S51.' 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

505. 1. Phebe Maria, b. Feb. 8, 1819; d. Feb. 25, 1858; m. Jan. 25, 

1S43, Benjamin Philo Downes, b. Feb. 2, 1S07; d. Nov. 6, 

506. 11. William Isaac, b. Sept. 11, 1S22; d. Feb. 22, 1S43. 


Phebe Prime, born in New Milford, Conn., May 4, 1781 ; 
died there Nov. n, 1S62. She married, April 11, 1804, in New 
Milford, Abel Canfield, Jr., son of Abel and Rtbecca (Beardslee) 
Canfield. He died in that town, May 27, 1869, aged 90 years. 
He was a farmer. 


CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

507. 1. WILLIAM Nelson, b. March 13. iSo-,; m. April S, 1S55, Martha 
Ann Piatt, b. May 19, 1809; d. June 7, 1872 ; m. (2d) Oct. is, 
1S75, Mrs. Ruth Garnet (Demo) Fuller, b. July 13, 1823. 
They reside at New Milford, Conn. 

coS. 11. Alanson Norman, b. Oct. 6, 1807 ; m. March 29, 1S37, Mercv 
Lines, b. June 20, 1S06. They reside at New Milford. 

509. in. Jane Ann, b. July 1, 1809 ; d. March 4, 1883. 

510. iv. Ralph Edwin, b. Dec. 1, 1S12. Resides at New Milford, 

unmarried. ' 

511. v. Rebecca Sophia, b. April 11, 1S23; m. Oct. iS, 1S66, Merritt 

Beach, b. July 29, 1S17. They reside at New Milford. 


Jane Prime, born in New Milford, Conn., Nov. 11, 17S2; 
died there April 14, 1S64. She married in that town, Dec. 23, 
18 10, Samuel Treadwell, son of Hezekiah and Abiah (Stilson) 
Treadwell. He was born there May 5, 17S8, and died June 1, 

CHILDREN. [Fifth Generation.) 

512. 1. John Prime, b. Oct. 6, 1S11 ; d. April 8, 1S76; m. Dec. S. 1S41, 

Mary Esther Lockwood, b. Sept. 25, 1S15 ; d. March 17, 1SS0. 
They lived in New York city. 

513. 11. Henry Resseguie, b. Jan. 17, 1S17 ; m. May 16, 1S43, Martha 

Downs Mygatr, b. Feb. 13, 1823; d. May 21, 1S59 ; m. (2d) 
April 3, 1S79, Clarissa Ruth Mvgatt, sister of his first wife, 
b. Sept. 9, 1S32. They live in New Milford. 

514. in. Phebe Llxretia, b. Dec 4, 1S21; m. Feb. 4, 1S52, Alexander 
Marshall Anderson, b. Feb. 2, 1S04; d. Jan. 5, 1S77. She 
resides in New Milford. 


Asa Prime, born in New Milford, Conn., Nov. 16, 1791 : 
died in Croton, Delaware County. X. Y., March 21, 1S29. He 
married, April 16, 1815, in New Milford. Abiah Hull Treadwell, 
daughter of Hezekiah and Esther (Hull) Treadwell. She was 
born in New Milford, April 10, 1797, and is now living (iSS6» 
in Pennsylvania. Mr. Prime was a man of feeble health ; he 
followed the occupations of merchant, teacher, farmer, and hotel 
keeper, the latter at Croton, whither he removed in 1825 from New 



CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

Si 5. I. Royal Treadwell, b. Oct. 6, 1S19; m. June n, 1S73, Harriet 
Smith Houghtaling, b. March 4, 1S47. They reside at Cro- 
ton, X. V. 

516. 11. Esther Cordelia, b. April 2, 1S24 ; m Feb. 12, 1S45, George 

Hotchkiss, b. March 21, 1S1S; d. July 25, 1S74 ; 111. (2d) Nov. 
29, 1SS2, John Beardslee, b. June 12, 1S12. They reside at 
Little Meadows, Pa. 

517. in. Almon Hezekiah, b. Sept. 15, 1S26; d. Sept. 30, 1S70; m. 

March 14, 1S61, Josephine E. Merrell. He lived at Oxford, 
N. Y. 


Samuel Nichols, born in Connecticut, Oct. 5, 1779; died in 
Fenner, X. Y. (Mile-Strip), Jan. 19, 1S71. He married in Rens- 
selaerville, N. Y., Oct. 23. 1S00, Catharine Hess, daughter of 
Deidrick and Maria (Tinklepaugh) Hess of that place. She 
died in Fenner, Jan. 6, 1S69. Mr. Nichols removed to Fenner 
in 1802, with his father, and settled on the Mile-Strip,* where 
they cleared a farm. He was a Methodist: a trustee in- the 
Society; held several town offices and was a justice of the 
peace. He served at the front for a short time, during the war 
of 18 1 2, and had command of a company. 

CHILDREN. [Fifth Generation.) 

518. I. Rufus Hess, b. Oct. 30, 1S03; m. Nov. n, 1S27, Tacy Culver, 

who d. April 2, 1S50; m. (2d) Aug. 17, 1S5T, Prudence B. 
Lamb. They reside in Fenner, N. Y. 

519. 11. Catharine Maria, b. July 3, 1S25; m. Oct. 3, iS65, Samuel 

Frisbie. They reside in Mile-Strip, N. Y. 


Lucinda Nichols, born June 24, 1781; died in Coldwater, 
Mich., Jan 13, 1S62. She married Moses Rice, a shoemaker and 
tanner, who served as a soldier in the war of 18 12, and died 

*"From a part of the new Petersburgh tract and also the Mile-Strip, the 
town of Fenner was formed. The former was leased of the Indians in 1794, 
and purchased in 1797 ; the latter was granted by the Oneidas from their res- 
ervation to the State, and was called the 'Cowaselon tract'; it contained 
twenty-five lots, and lay between the Cowaselon and Chittenango Creeks, and 
from the fact of its being a mile across it was named ' Mile-Strip ', this title 
having passed into all legal documents pertaining -thereto." — History of Madi- 
son County, A r . Y. 


from the effects of wounds at cr near Puitalo, N. Y. His resi- 
dence was in the Mile-Strip, Fenner. but at the time of his death 
his family were living in the town of Lenox. 

CHILDREN. {.Fifth Generation.) 

520. I. Billings Robinson*, b. May 15, 1S02; d. May 7, 1SS0: m. 1S20, 

Laura Lucinda Ilrownson, who d. May 23, 1S69. They lived 
in Fenner, N. Y. 

521. 11. Harry Nichols, b. Oct. 2S, 1SC4; m. Dec. 31, 1S27, Eede Ellen 

Strong, who d. June S, 1S76. He lived (1SS4) in Spencer, O. 

522. III. Horatio, b. iSc6; d. at 9 years of age. 

523. iv. WARREN Moses, b. March S, 1S11 ; d. Nov., 1SS1 ; m. Oct., 1S3S, 

Amanda M. Noble, who d. Aug. iS, 1S77. 

524. v. Maria Hannah, b. May 13, 1S13; d. July 27, 1S76; m. 1S37, 

Dr. Alonzo D. Blye, who d. July 29, 1S76. They lived in 
Coldwater, Mich. 


Annis Nichols, born Oct. iS, 17S3; died Dec. 12, 1S12. 
She married Peter Love, who deserted her and went to parts 
unknown. She returned to her father's house, where she passed 

her life. 

CHILD. {Fifth Generation) 

525. I. Zephantah, d. in childhood. 


Hannah Nichols, born Aug. 14, 17S5; died Aug. 7, 1S68. 
She married, Aug. 30, 1S04, Jaccb Bump, who was born Sept. 8, 
1779, and died Nov. 24, 1S48. They resided in Fenner, N. Y. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

526. I. Mary, b. Sept. 16, 1S05; m. March 16, 1S2S, John Tray, b. Oct. 

3, i8c6; d. Aug. 5, 1S65. She resides at Mount Morris, 
N. Y. 

527. II. Annis, b. March 25, iScS • d. Feb. 2S, 1SS5; m. Jan. 6, 1 S3 1, 

John Fort, Jr., b. Sept. 29, 1S05; d. Jan. 20, 1S76. They 
lived in Lowell, Mich. 

528. in. Harvey Resseguie Nichols, b. April 4, 1S16; d. May 30, 1SS2; 

m. 1831, Catharine Rosier, b. 1S27. She resides in Brighton, 


Harry Nichols, born Feb. i, 1789; died in Penfield, Mich., 
March iS, 1846. He married Rhoda Smith, who died in Mar- 



shall, Mich., March 17. 1S74. Mr. Nichols removed to Michigan 
in 1S37, first settling at Grass Lake, where he remained a vear, 
and from there removed to Pen field. He was a farmer. After 
his death the widow sold the farm and removed to Marshall, 
where she lived with her daughter, Lucinda, until her death. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

529. 1. Samuel, b. about 1S12; d. about 10 years of age. 

530. 11. Matilda, b. about 1S14; m. about 1S32, Trumbull Denton, and 

d. soon after. 

531. III. Melissa, b. about 1S16; m. about 1S36, Alonzo Allen, and d. 

six or eight years after. They lived in Schroeppel, X. V. 

532. iv. Lucinda Jane, b. .about 1S20; d. March 29, 1SS2; m. 1841. 

George YV. Knox, b. 1S15; d. March, 1S56 ; m. (2d) 1S59, 
Jacob. T. Root, who d. Sept., 1SS4. They lived iu Marshall, 

533. V. Morilda, b. about 1S22 ; d. about 1S49; m - about 1S44, William 

Shannon, who d. in 1S69. 

534. vi. Helen Mar, b. 1S27 ; d. Feb. 14, 1S5S; m. Aug. 17, 1S4S, Amos 

Van Valin, who d. Feb. 2, tSS5. They lived in Marshall, 


William Nichols, born May 14, 1795; died July 6, 18S1. 
He married at Sullivan, Madison County, N. Y.. Sept. 19, 18 13, 
Nancy Randall, daughter of David and Subrina (Ferry) Randall. 
She died in Peterborough, N. Y., March 1, 1825. He married 
(2d) in Fenner, N. Y., Sept. 26, 1S26, Huldah Kelsey, daughter 
of Reuben and Grace (Weed) Kelsey. She died in Perryville, 
N. Y. He married (3d) in Perryville, Catharine Storms. Mr. 
Nichols was a shoemaker. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

535. I. Hannah Si'brina, b. Aug. 14, 1814; m. Feb. 10, 1S33, Benja- 

min Smith Durkee, b. P'eb. 9, 1S12; d. May 15, 1S69. She 
resides in Nickerson, Kan. 

536. II. Abram R., b. Jan. 24, 1816; d. Sept. 21, 1S52; m. March, 184c, 

Samantha Fuller, who d. Nov., 1852. They lived in Lowell, 

537. in. Horatio Nelson Rice, b. Jan. 26, 1818; m. Jan. 23, 1S45, 

Phebe EI123 Kenyon. They reside in Lowell, Ind. 
53S. iv. Caroline B., b. Dec. 13, 1S19; m. Oct. 24, 1S39, Joseph Ches- 
ter Smith, b. March 13, 1S16; d. July 16, 1S73 ; m (2) March 
2, 1885, James Henry Rcff. They reside in South Troups- 
burgh, N. Y. 











539. v. Eunice Rosetta, b. Dec. 21, 1S21, m. May 12, 1S42, William 
Onion, Jr.. b. Sept. 4, iS2D; d. Dec. 19, 1S47 ; ">• (-) March 
27, 1S4S, Hezekiah Gridley, who d. Aug., 1S54; m. (3) March 
29, 1S55, Charles Smith. She resides in Eureka, III. 

540. vi. Rhoda Almkda, b. Feb. 22, 1S24; m. April 26, 1S43, Horace 
Kellogg Smith, b. Xov. 30, 1S01 ; d. Jan. 22, 1S53 ; m. (2) 
Oct. i, 1S54, Ithamar Bump, b. Jan. 28, 1S25. They reside 
in Troupsburgh, N. V. 

Nancy, b. Feb. 11, 1S23; d. 1S44. 

William Wallace, b. Xov. 1, 1S27 ; m. Oct. 31, 1S52, Har- 
riet Malvina Judd, b. Aug. 29, 1S35. They reside in Laporte, 
IX. Huldaii, b. March 16, 1S31 ; m. Oct. 27, 1S49, Edwin Hamil- 
ton Judd. b. Feb. 22, 1S29. They reside at St. Anne, 111. 

Mary Jane, b. July 23, 1S33; m - ^' ov - —> lS 49> Hamilton 
Perry, b. April 9, 1S22 ; d. June 16, 1S79. She resides at St. 
Anne, 111. 


Harvey Resseguie Nichols, born in Rensselaer County, 
N. Y., May 9, 1S02 ; died in Manchester, Mich., Oct. 4, 1876. 
He married in Fenner. X. Y., Jan. 13, 1S24. Nancy Ann Ray- 
mond, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Sanford) Raymond, of that 
town. She was born in Newtown, Conn., Feb. 8, 1S02 ; died at 
Grass Lake, Mich., Jan. 16, 1S79. 

Mr. Nichols removed with his parents to Fenner, in his infancy. 
When about sixteen he commenced teaching school and clerking 
in a country store. About the time of his marriage he embarked 
in mercantile business for a short time. He removed to Perm 
Yan, Yates County, in 1832, and lived there three years, during 
which time he was employed as captain of a canal boat running 
between Albany and Buffalo. In Sept., 1835, ne removed to Ann 
Arbor, Mich., and the next spring to Grass Lake, where he bought 
a farm upon which he remained until 1S66. In the fall of that 
year he removed to Norvell and engaged in mercantile business, 
but two years later returned to his farm. Shortly after this, his 
health beginning to fail, he retired from active life, and went to 
live with his son in Manchester, Mich., where the remainder of 
his life was passed. 

CHILDREN". {Fifth Generation.) 

545. 1. Anna Maria, b. Feb. 25, 1S26; d. July 27, 1S57. 

546. 11. Matilda, b. Feb. n, 1830; d. July 6, 1S51. 

547. in. Charles Harvey, b. Dec. 1, 1S34; m. Jan. 1, 1S61, Augusta 

Ely Greenrnan, b. April 26, 1S3S. They reside in Manchester, 



Nathaniel Resseguie, born in Sharon, Schoharie County, 
N. V., Oct. S, 17S4; died in Canajoharie. X. Y., Oct. 3, 1S50. 
He married in Sharon, March 16, 1S1S, Sophia Barnes, daughter 
of Dan and Hannah (Lord) Barnes of Columbia County. She 
died in Canajoharie July S, 1S62. Mr. Resseguie removed from 
Sharon to Canajoharie April 1, 1S34. He was a farmer and cat- 
tle dealer. 

CHILDREN. (Fifth Generation.) 

54S. I. Infant, not named, b. Feb. 10, 1S19; d. Feb. 14, 1S19. 

549. 11. Dan, b. June 6, 1S22; m. April 27, 1S4S, Eve Maria Leroy, who 

d. Feb. 6, 1S79. He resides in Canajoharie, X. Y. 

550. in. John, b. April 7, 1S25; m. July S, 1S63, Martha YVcmple. Thev 

reside in Canajoharie, X. V. 

551. iv. Mary Ann, b. Aug. iS, 1S2S; d. July 1, 1830. 

552. v. Ethraim, b. Jan. 24, 1S31 ; m. March 21, 1S55, Lydia Melissa 

Drum. They reside at Leesville, X. Y. 


Mary Resseguie, born Aug. 2S, 17S6; died in 1S55. She 
married in Sharon, N. Y., in 18 14, Aldrich Wyley Barrett, who 
was born in Woodstock, Conn., April 3, 1779, and died March 18, 
1847. ^ r - Barrett removed to Sharon at the age of three years; 
in 1826 went to Covington, Genesee County, N. Y., and in 1S3S 
settled in PavilUon, Wyoming County, which thenceforth remained 
his home. He was a deacon in the Universalist Church. In addi- 
tion to farming he carried on the business of shoemaking. 

CHILDREX. (Fifth Generation.) 

553. 1. Calista, b. July 19, 181 5; m. May S, 1S33, Mark Neill, who d. 

May 6, 1SC6. She resides in Carlton, X. Y. 

554. 11. Ann Elizabeth, b. April 3, 1S1G; m. Oct. 19, 1S37, Xelson 

Johnson, b. May 11, 1S16; d. July 4, 1S7S. She resides in 
Albion, X. Y. 

555. III. ARMENIA, b. April 19, 1824; m. Sept. 6, 1S45, RileyMerrilis Fox, 

b. Oct. 2S, 1825; d. Jan. 19, 1S73. She resides in Castile, X. Y. 

556. iv. Redecca, b. Oct. 4, 182S; m. Jan. iS, 1S53, Samuel Morey Forbes. 

They reside at Castile. 


Anna Resseguie, born may 10, 178S; died in Sycamore, 
111., Oct. 21, 1872. She married Robert Mitchell, a farmer, who 
died in Sycamore, Dec. 14, 1865. 



CHILDREN. [Fifth Generation.) 

557. 1. Lovell Aramel, b. Nov. 6, 1S17; m. 1S50, Anna Elizabeth 

Pitcher. They reside at Anamosa, la. 

558. ir. William Henry Harrison, b. Oct. 13, 1S19 ; d. Dec. 9, 1SS4; 

m. March 3, 1S53, Mary A. Atwood. He lived in Mayfield 
(Sycamore), 111. 

559. in. Harriet Louisa, b. Feb. 4, 1S21 ; m. July 3, 1S44, Zelotes 

Bingham Mayo, who d. March 7, 1S79. She resides in 
Sycamore, 111. 

560. iv. Norman Norton, b. May 25, 1826; d. May 14, 1S80; m. Sept. 

1, 185s, Kate Erskine. She resides in Parsons, Kan. 


Phoebe Resseguie, born June 25, 1792; married James 
\f. Phelps, son of Addison Phelps, who was born in Greene County, 
N. Y. He was a farmer, and lived in Yorkshire, X. Y. No 
further record can be secured. ri^rcU c^^jl iy^^iy^uZ u-<~\ X*-<~< 
te^vUlXX^f at £-lTor ;.y» 

' CHILDREN. [Fifth Generation.) 

561. I. Austin, b. Feb. 22, 1S22; d. Jan. 9, 1S87 ; m. July S, 1S40, Lou- 
isa Jennette Watson, who d. Nov. 2, 1S60; m. (2d) June 6, 
1S61, Rosina Olney. He lived at Alexander, N. Y. 

562. 11. William Addison, b. April 6, 1S25 ; m. Jan. 13, 1S4S, Mary 
Jane Lippitt. They live at Rockton, 111. 

563. III. Lovisa, b. Feb. 8, 1S2S; m. Feb. 13, 1S47, Hartley W. Fox, b. 
June 19, 1S27. They reside at Freedom, N. Y. 

564. iv. James Harvey, b. Jan. 6, 1S31 ; d. April 6,1864; m. June 11, 
1S51, ClanissaE. Barrus. He lived at Elton, N. Y. 

565. v. Phceee Louisa, b. Nov. 15, 1S33; m. Dec. 25, 1S53, Jacob Lane 
Strong, b. March 20, 1S26. They live at Freedom, N. Y. 


*John Resseg'uie, born in Connecticut, May 17, 1793; died 
in Sharon, X. Y., Sept. 10", 1856. He married in Sharon, Nov. 
30, 18 19, Eve Anthony, daughter of Jacob and Eve (Riser) 
Anthony of that town, who was born Jan. 30, 1S0.4, and is still 
living in Sharon. Mr. Resseguie was a farmer ; a deacon in the 
Lutheran church at Argusville, for many years. Though many 
times importuned by his townsmen, he would never accept public 

* All the descendants of John Resseguie (126) have adopted Ressegieu as 
the orthography of the name. 


CHILDREN". {Fifth Generation.) 

566. I. John Henry, b. March 17, 1821; m. Jan. 16, 1850, Henrietta 

M. Sweatman. They reside in Sharon, N. V. 

567. ir. Jacob Anthony, M. I)., b. Sept. 2, 1S22; m. Dec. 31, 1S44. 

Lydia Kilts. They reside in Sioux City, la. 
56S. in. Mary Catharine, b. Feb. 5, 1S25; m. March 1 5, 1S55, Dwight 
Merril Foster, b. Dec. 31, 1S27. They reside in Cincinnatus, 
N. Y. 

569. TV. James, b. Jan. 3, 1S27. Resides in Cleopatra, Mo.; unmarried. 

570. v. Eveline, b. Jan. 28, 1829; d. Jan. iS, 1S65 ; m. May 2S, 1S56, 

Levi Maricle, b. June 13, 1S32 ; d. Oct. 10, 1S65. They lived 
at Marathon, N. Y. 

571. vi. Eliza Abigail, b. Sept. 23, 1S31. Resides in Sharon, N. Y. 

572. vn. Agnes Ellen, b. Feb. 7, 1833; m. Oct. 3, 1SS6, George Winne. 

They reside at Root, N. Y. 

573. vm. David Washington, b. July 4, 1S35; d. Sept. 10, 1S36. 

574. ix. George Fox, b. June 2, 1S37 ; m. May 19, 1S73, Lotitia Mon- 

tange. They reside in Sharon. 

575. x. Anna, b. April 12, 1S39; m. Jan. 25, 1S72, Oscar Courtney, b. 

Dec. 4, 1S34. They reside in Marathon, N. Y. 

576. xi. Lucinda, b. March 5, 1S46; m. Oct. 10, 1865, Wellington 

Crounse, b. May 27, 1S43. 


Elizabeth Resseguie, born in Sharon, N. Y., May 30, 1795; 
died in Sweden, Monroe County, Aug. 31, 1S69. She married 
in Sharon, Jan. 23, 18 17, Samuel Yibber Way, son of Samuel 
Way of Springfield, Otsego County, N. Y., who was born in Col- 
chester, Conn., May 7, 1792, and died in Sweden, May 25, 18S3. 
Mr. Way removed with his parents when three years old to 
Otsego County, and in 1S16 to Sweden, then in the wilderness. 
In middle life he held the offices of elder and trustee in the 
Congregational church, also various town offices. 

CHILDREN. {Fifth Generation.) 

577. I. Alonzo Bigelow, b. June 6, 1818; d. Feb. 17, 1S40. 

57S. 11. Harvey, b. April 27, 1S20; m. March 11, 1S42, Amelia C. 

Young. They reside in Sweden, N. Y. 
579. in. Harriet, b. April 27, 1S20; m. Jan. 9, 1841, Lorenzo D. 

Bangs, b. July 19, 1S15. They reside in Churchville (town 

of Riga), N. Y. 
5S0. iv. John Resseguie, b. Dec. 3, 1S21 ; d. Sept. iS, 1S40. 

581. v. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 6, 1825; d. Oct. 29, 1S34. 

582. vi. George H., b. Sept. 30, 1827; m. Jan. 11, 1S54, Clara Eliza 

Chappell. They reside in Sweden, N. Y. 


553. vii. Sarah, b. Oct. 18, [S51 ; m. March 15. 1S54, Elisha Locke, b. 

Dec. 11, 1S30; d. June 20, 1876. She resides in Sweden, 
X. V. 

554. vm. Mary Elizabeth, b. June 17, 1854; d. July 27, 1863; m. Feb. 

17, 1S58, Dr. John Barker YViltord, who d. June 17, 1SS1. 


Betsey Resseguie, born June, 17S1 ; died in Ridgefield, 
Conn., Feb. 10, 1S67. She married, about 1801, Alpheus Can- 
field, who was born in South Salem, N. Y., about 1779, and died 
in Ridgefield, Nov. 25, 1S42. Mr. Canfield was a farmer and 
builder, and removed to Ridgefield, from his native place, in 

CHILDREN. [Fifth Generation.) 

555. 1. Rufus, b. Dec. 3, 1S02; m. Dec. 22, 1823, Polly Northrop, b. 

Sept. 14, 1S01 ; d. Nov. 21, 1S73. He lives (1S84) in New 
Brunswick, N. J. 

556. II. Roswell, b. April S, 1S04; d. Dec, 1S76; m. Nov., xS2S, Julia 

Olmstead. They lived in Seymour, Conn. 

557. in. Sarah, b. June 29, 1S0S; d. Feb. 16, .1879; m. Sept. 30, 1S2S. 

Jesse Covert, b. 1799; d. June, 1S36; m. (2d) about 1844, 
Justus Miller; m. (3d) Benjamin Corser. She lived in Ridge- 
field, Conn. 

558. iv. Julia Ann, b. July 17, 1S09; d. March 25, 1SS4; m. April 4, 

1S2S, Joseph Ingersoll, b. Sept. iS, 1S07 ; d. June 25, 186S. 

589. V. Samuel, b. July 15,. 1S11; m. June 30, 1S39, Catharine Dunning, 

b. Dec. 26, 1S11. They reside in Georgetown, Conn. 

590. vi. William, b. June 20, 1S13; d. Sept. 15, 1S54; m. Aug. 17, 

1S36, Ann Dusenberry. She resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

591. vn. Eliza, b. March 2S, 1S17; d. May 12, 1S47 ; m - Oct., 1S36, 

Joseph Shadrach Ferris, b. May 30, 1815. He resides in 
Miltord, Conn. 

592. vui. Gould Ransley, b. March 19, 1S19 ; d. Aug. 20, 1S3S. 

593. ix. Harriet, b. Sept. 11, 1S23; m. Dec. 24, 1S43, Walter Parsons, 

b. Dec. 25, 1S21. They reside in Washington, D. C. 


Abijah Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, Conn., March 26, 
1791 ; died there April 16, 1887. aged ninety-six years. He mar- 
ried, Feb. 1, 1829, Anne Keeler, daughter of * Timothy and F.sther 

* "Squire Timothy Keeler was born in 1769, and died in 1815. He was a 
representative in the General Assembly, justice of the peace, and postmaster 
for many years." — S. G. Goodrich (Peter Parley). 


(Kellogg) Keeler, of Ridgefield. She was born Nov. 9, 17S7, and 
died in Ridgefield Dec. 23, 1862. Mr. Resseguie was for many 
years the proprietor of the * ; old Keeler tavern," which, under 
the management of his father-in-law, 'Squire Keeler, was widely 
famous as a hospitable hostelry. The old tavern sign was long 
since taken down, but it may not be uninteresting to quote a few 
brief lines from " Peter Parley's "Recollections of a Lifetime," in 
support of the reputation once accorded it : " He who wishes to 
eat with a relish that the Astor House, or Morley's, or the Grand 
Hotel de Louvre cannot give, should go to Ridgefield and put 
himself under the care of Mrs. Resseguie. When you go there 
— as go you must — do not forget to order ham and eggs, for 
thev are such as we ate in our childhood. As to blackberry and 
huckleberry pies, and similar good gifts, you will find them just 
such as our mother made fifty years ago, when these bounties of 
Providence were included in the prayer, ' Give us this day our 
daily bread,' and were a worthy answer to such a petition." A 
cannon-ball, shot by the British during the Revolutionary War, 
may still be seen firmly imbedded in the northeast corner post 
of the house. 

The following interesting and comprehensive account of Mr. 
Resseguie is taken from the Ridgefield Press: 

"The soul of the venerable and respected landlord, Abijah Resseguie, has 
left its earthly habitation and gone before. The fruit has fully ripened and is 
gathered into the storehouse. 

" Mr. Resseguie was a descendant of staunch old Huguenot stock, remarkable 
for longevity of life and sturdiness of manhood. In the bloody massacre of 
St. Bartholomew (1572) many of his ancestors perished. He was ninety-six 
years of age at the time of his death. Notwithstanding his old age, a week 
before he died, in a chat with a neighbor, he seemed to enjoy the witticisms 
and general conversation as much as he would have done in his younger days. 
He astonished his friends with his wonderful gift of memory. He could recall 
any important event in his own life or the general history of his country. 

" While men who live but half his ripe years become ' old-fogyish ' in their 
notions, Mr. Resseguie was always up with the times, and took deep interest 
in all current doings and events, local and general. He believed in progress, 
and was always watching as carefully the many improvements in ' old Ridge- 
field ' as did his younger neighbors. 

"Mr. Resseguie was a man who never indulged in tobacco in any form ; he 
was not straight-laccd, by any means, in his manner of living, though he 
believed in temperance. He knew how to cater to the traveling public in the 
cuisine line, and he could enjoy a good dinner, too. He never exercised fanat- 
icism in matters which to him seemed right. He was far from being narrow 


in his views, and, while enjoying discussion of a question, he would always 
concede the point when worsted. To sum up, — he was as much unlike the 
vast majority of elderly country people of our time as is day unlike night. He 
might have been called, with semblance of truth, a young man of progressive 
ideas in the guise of an elderly gentleman. 

"At an early age, Mr. Resseguie showed evidence of a mechanical bent of 
mind; and it was not a mistake when, in his fifteenth year, after having 
acquired a fair education, he was apprenticed to a carriage-maker, John Wat- 
rous, who lived in a cottage occupying the site of the present home of Mr. 
Charles Brown. His employer, perceiving inventive genius in the lad, soon 
made him a valuable assistant during their 'off hours,' in contriving labor- 
saving tools for the trade, and even in attempting to solve that most perplex- 
ing of all enigmas, perpetual motion. And here we might parenthetically state 
that Mr. Resseguie, from boyhood to the month of his death, studied with 
deep concern all the great inventions of the past century, — the steamboat, the 
locomotive, the electric telegraph, and, in Edison's time, the later wonderful 
achievements. When he visited the Brooklyn bridge three or four years ago, 
he stood on that mammoth structure for an hour examining into and inquiring 
about the principles of the cable road. At this time he visited the New York 
Stock Exchange, and expressed satisfaction in noting the many wonderful 
achievements in modern architecture. 

" After serving his apprenticeship, he continued to pursue his trade in the 
town of his birth, and for years he was the respected head of the firm of Res- 
seguie & Olmstead, doing a thriving carriage business. The firm shipped 
vehicles South and West, and supplied Orange County, N. Y., with hundreds 
of wagons of Ridgefield manufacture. 

" In the year 1S2S Mr. Resseguie began to realize that it was not good to live 
alone ; and, like thousands of his fellows, discovered the ' one ideal of his 
heart,' and Miss Anna, daughter of Landlord Keeler, — who 'kept tavern' in 
the very house in which our subject passed away — was led to the hymeneal 
altar. When Mr. Keeler died the hotel fell into the hands of Mr. Resseguie, 
and for sixty years our late venerable resident has been known as Landlord 
Resseguie. Mrs. Resseguie died in 1S62. 

"Mr. Resseguie never courted notoriety or prominence, and whatever official 
position he held was thrust upon him. Like all other respectable citizens of a 
country town, he was an available candidate for town offices, and filled several 
such positions during his earlier life. He was also elected to the General 
Assembly in 1S47, ar >d gave satisfaction to his constituents. In general politics 
he was conservative, but voted with the Whigs, and afterward with the 

" Being a man of strict integrity, honor, and principle, Mr. Resseguie was a 
faithful adherent of his religious creed. He early connected himself with St. 
Stephen's Church, this village, and took active part in all that society's doings 
throughout the best years of his life. For twenty years he was a warden, fill- 
ing that office acceptably to within a year of his demise. 

" It was deeply interesting and exceedingly amusing to the neighbor and friend 
to listen to the aged landlord's anecdotes and incidents connected with his 
career, many of which give so true a picture of Ridgefield in earlier times. He 


remembered'distinctly to have heard the church bells toll on the day of Wash- 
ington's death. He was then only eight years of age. He was a witness of 
the last flogging which took place in Ridgefield — that barbarous punishment 
so repulsive to modern times ; and he often related how cruel was the scene 
of the whipping-post, and of the rejoicing of the people when that relic of bar- 
barism was abolished. 

" Words fail to give more than the slightest idea of the geniality and sunshine 
which hallowed the departed innkeeper^ existence. He never looked on the 
dark side. He was always ready to enjoy a witty storv, and as a storv-teller 
he was always popular on the long winter evenings, while the company of 
friends, with the quota of travelers, were gathered about the old-time fireplace 
with its crackling logs. There was no end to his humor. 

"To show how sturdy he was in his old age, it may not be amiss to state that 
he attended the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia in 1S76, and that, at 
eighty years of age, he tired out the younger members of his party sight seeing 
in Washington. 

"Within a few years he seemed deeply interested in the Mackay-Bennett 
cable, and interviewed even- caller whom he thought might have been posted 
on the subject. Mr. Resseguie is conceded by the fraternity to have been the 
oldest Free Mason in the country, he having joined the order in the year 1S12. 
Because of this fact he had acquired a national reputation. 

" The funeral of Mr. Resseguie was attended at his late residence on Tuesday, 
at 11 o'clock, a. M., Rev. W. W. Leete officiating. The house was filled with 
sympathizing friends, and the very few who remain to claim the closer tie of 
kinship with the deceased. Several beautiful floral designs were about the 
house, some of them presented by those who sojourn here during the summer. 
and who had learned, like the rest of us, to appreciate the cheerful presence of 
the one who has now gone from our village no more to return. The service, 
in keeping with Mr. Resseguie's taste and at his daughter's request, was sim- 
ple and brief. After reading from the Episcopal service to the end of the 
Scriptural selection, Mr. Lecte remarked somewhat as follows: 

"'I turn from the sustained dignity of this noble service of burial, which, in 
its lines, emphasize the solemn thoughts, of death, judgment, and the life to 
come, as also the sweeter comfort of Gospel hope, to speak but one word of 
the departed. As we take out from this ancient homestead the venerable 
form which has so long been a tenant here, it would seem strange to allow that 
word to remain unspoken. Your hearts are all occupied with it, and I would 
not divert them by mentioning something new. 

'"It is no ordinary life which has closed. When we reflect on the period 
through which that life has extended, we feel the force of this remark. His 
years almost covered the age of the constitution of this republic, his eves 
beholding the light of every presidential administration. He saw thrones 
tremble, and heard of "war and rumors of wars" on every continent. Agita- 
tions of thought and social reformations of the most extensive kind have 
affected the world since he took his place in it. The services and inventions 
which contribute now so n.aterialiy to the comforts of living have come to 
their perfection under his notice. No one was more desirous of understand- 
ing them or ready to acknowledge their merits than he. His life has thus run 


through all the changes of our busy nineteenth century like a golden thread. 
The facts and events which group themselves along the line and are even 
associated with his person crowd our memory to-day, and might engage our 
attention very long. 

" ' But the quality of his life, not its duration or the remarkable events which 
came in connection with it, makes it most precious to us who gather to-day. 
He was a rare spirit. A few moments' conversation with him revealed mental 
and social qualities of a very high order, while the sweetness of his character 
was a reminder of the Divine Master whom he had learned to obey. 

" ' Sprung from the blood of the Huguenots, he exercised toward all, both in 
speech and action, that sweet charity which was so wanting in the men who 
persecuted his ancestors beyond the sea. These facts and qualities, not to 
mention his public position as the keeper of this house, which has already 
taken its place in written history, gave him somewhat the position of a patri- 
arch. He seemed as a father to all of us who passed up and down by his 
door. He belonged to every one, as did not other persons in our streets. As 
townsmen, we took pride in him, and almost the first question of the stranger 
was about the health of the old gentleman who kept the hotel. To know 
Ridgefield was to know him, and, in an absolute sense, to know him was to 
know Ridgefield, for none knew so much about it or had a greater interest in 
the past and future. His memory, very accurate and lively down to the last, 
was an unfailing storehouse, open to the searcher for hid treasures, and some 
of us will regret to-dav that we have not more often resorted there. 

"'And now he is gone, like all our fathers who were but pilgrims and stran- 
gers. We come as children to mingle the tears of affection and to testify how- 
much we loved him. 

"Take him for all in all, 
We shall not look upon his like again." 

"'Genial and vivacious, but gentle and pure and patient, maintaining these 
traits even to the hour of death, after the lapse of almost a century, the inmates 
of this house, who have watchfully ministered to every want, and the wider 
circle in which he was held, have never had occasion to do aught but thank 
God for this marked exception to the statement of Scripture as to the number 
of man's days. 

" ' I will not say more. I would not voice an eulogy, which wouid be tc him, 
of all men, most distasteful. And yet, with less than I have spoken our 
responsive hearts cannot be satisfied, as we pronounce above the casket of the 
dear old man the painful word, farewell.' " 

CHILD. (Fifth Generation.) 

594. I. Anne, b. 1830; resides in Ridgefield, Conn. 


Eliza Resseguie, born in Ridgefield, Conn., May 7, 1800; 
died there Oct. 30, 1S52. She married Nelson Haliock. 

CHILD. (Fifth Generation.) 

595. I. Silas, resided (1S73) at or near Kaneville, 111. 


Descendants and family connections referred to by number; all others by 

Ager, James, 


Allen, Alonzo, 


" Eliza, 


" John, 


" Samuel Peter, . 


" Simon, 


Ambler, William Aaron, 


Ammerman, Albert, . 


Anderson, Alexander Marshall, 


Andrews, Sewall, 


Anthony, Eve, 


" Jacob, . 


Arcularius, Louisa, 


Ashton, Watson, 


Atwood, Mary A., 


Austin, Almeda, 


Avery, Lucy, 


" Punderson, 


Ayres, Martha Swem, 


" Matthew, . 


Bailey, Adelia, 


" Mary, 


Baird, Rev. Charles W, Page n 

Bangs, Lorenzo D., 


Barber, Angenette, 


" Jemima, . 


Barnes, Dan, 


" Levina, . 


" Miranda, 


" Sophia, . 


Barrett, Aldrich Wylcy, 


" Ann Elizabeth, 


" Armenia, 


" Calista, . 

• 553 

" Nancy, . 


Barrett, Rebecca, 

" Sarah, 
Barrus, Clarissa E., 
Beach, Merritt, . 
Beardslee, John, 

" Rebecca, . 

Becker, Mary, 
Beckwith, Jedediah, . 
Beecher, Lois Amanda, 

" Mar)-, . 

" Clarinda, 
Beekman, Alida, 
Belden, Azor, Page 20. 
" John, Pages 12, 20, 
" Thankful, 
Bellomont, Lord, Page 11. 
Benedict, Benjamin, . 

" Benjamin Smith, 

" Edward, 

" Edwin, 
Eli S., . 

" Emily, 

" Jane Ann, . 

" Jesse, . 

" John Harvey, 

" Mary, . 

" Matthew, Page iS 

" Thankful, 
Bennem, Lydia Ann, . 
Bessey, Samuel Harvey, Jr 
Betts, Samuel, Page 20. 
Bingham, Nancy Celestia, 
Blachly, Phebe Amelia, 
Blackman, Eunice, 
Blakeley, Susan Angeline, 
Blve, Alonzo D., 




45 1 







Bonaparte, Napoleon, Page 43. 
Bontecou, Pierre, 
" Sara, 

" Timothy, Page 12 

Botsford, Eliza, . 
" Henry, 
" William, 
Bouton, Phebe, . 
" Sarah, . 
Seth, . 
Seth, . 
Bowling, Margaret Susan, 
Bradbury, Elizabeth, . 

" William, 

Bradley, Daniel, Page 37. 
" ' Sally, . " . 
" Sarah Stebbins, 
Brailey, Abigail, . 
Briggs, Benjamin, 
Brockway, Almira, 
Brown, Amelia, . 

" Charles, Page 82. 
" Dahyler, . 
" Elizabeth, 
" Hiram Sanford, 
" John, 
" Julie, 
" Lydia, . 
" Rufus, 
Browr.son, Laura Lucir.da, 
Bump, Annis, 

** Harvey Resseguie Nichol 
" Ithamar, . 
" Jacob, 
Burney, William Joseph, 
Burns, Mary, 
Burr. Andrew, Page iS. 

" David, Pages 14, 18 
Burrhus, Alonzo, 
Burt, Betsey, 
" David, 
" David, 
" Hannah, 
" Seaborn, 
Bashnell, Lydia, 
Button, Alonzo, 





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Caldwell, Joseph, Page 62 
Camp, Anna, 
Canfield, Abel, Jr., 

" Alanson Nor 

" Alpheus, 

" Anna, . 

" Eliza, . 

" Gould Ransley, 

" Harriet, 

" Isaac, . 

" Jane Ann, 

" Julia Ann, 

" Ralph Edwin, 

" Rebecca Sophia, 

" Rufus, . 
" Samuel, 
" Sarah, . 
" William Nelson, 
Carpenter, Elvira Elizabeth 
" Esther M., 

" Frances, . 

Polly Mariah, 

" Robert Nason 

Case, Aaron, 

- Mary, 
Chappell, Clara Eliza, 
Chaffee, Jane, 
Chilson, Jehiel, . 
Childs, Lydia, 
Cheney, William Alonzo, 
Claggett, Stephen, 
Clark, Betsey, 
Clinton, Rhoda, . 
Colburn, Elizabeth, 
s Cole, Allee, 
" Almira, 
" Alonzo, 
" Angeline, . 
" Augustus, . 
" Augustus, . 
" Asa, . 
" Asa, . 
" Betsey, 
" Caroline, 
" Charles, 



.Charles 344 

' Cole, Timothy, . 

Charles Edward, 

■ 340 

" William, . 


• 74 

Collamer, Warren Barnabas, 


• 34S 

Warren Barnabas, 


. 66 

Colliiiot, Marguerite, . 


• 35S 

Collins, Prudence C, 

Eli, . 

• 339 

Comstock, Jemima, 

Eliza, . 

• 377 

Cone, Almira, 

Eliza Ann, . 

• 356 

Conrad, George, . 

Elizabeth, . 

. 66 

Cook, Adeline, . 


• 375 

" Augustin, . 


• 350 

Coon, David, 

Esther Mary, 

• 343 

Cooper, William Scureman, 

Frederick Victoi 

■ 3S6 

Copp, John, Page 12. 


• 34? 

Corey, Joseph, . 


35 r 

" Lucy, . 



Corning, Lucinda Susanna, 



Corser, Benjamin, 



Courtney, Oscar, 



Covert, Jane, . 



" Jesse, . 

Ira, ' . 


Crane, Amariah 

Ira, . 


" Catharine, 



" Eunice, . 

James Sturges, 


" Thomas, Page 34. 

Jane, . 


Crandall, Sarah Thurston, . 

Jane, . 


Cranson, Sybil, . 

Julia Ann, . 


Crouch, Cynthia. 

Lester Sherman, 


" Daniel Resseguie, 

Lucy Ann, . 


" Emily Semantha, . 




Lydia Anna, 


" Hannah Field, 



" John, . 

Mary, . 


" Joshua, . 

Mary Eliza, 


" Samuel, 

Mary Esther, 


" William Harrison, 



Crounse, Wellington, . 



Culver, Tacy, .... 



Curtis, Mary 



" Nathan, .... 

Ruth Hamilton, 


Sally, . 


Darby, Andrew J., 

Sally, . 

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Darling, Harriet, 



Darrin, Daniel, Jr., 

Sherman, . 


Dauchey, Jane, .... 

Theodore, . 


" Jeremiah, . 



" Samuel S., . 



Davis, Caleb, .... 






Davis, Mary, 
Delavergne, Thurza, . 
Denio, Francis G., 

" Ruth Garnet, . 
Denney, Betsey Ann, . 
Denton, Lydia, . 
" Trumbull, 
De Reemer, Mary Ann, 
Dewey, Israel, 

Mary, . 
Dickey, W alter, . 
Dike-man, Mary, . 
Disbrow, Almira, 

" Fannie Ketura, 

" Freelove, 

" Justus, 
Doty, Polly, 

" Prince, 
Downes, Benjamin Philo, 
Drake, Ella, 
Drum, Lydia Melissa, 
Dryer, Clarina Jane, . 
Dunham, Matilda Withers 
Dunning, Catharine, . 
Durkee, Benjamin Smith, 
Dusenberry, Ann, 
Dusinberre, Phineas Rice, 
Dyson, John, 

Eagleston, Deborah, . 
Eastman, George Nial, 

" George Nial, 

" Lois, . 
Eaton, Rachel, . 
Edes, Frances Calista 
Edmonds, Julia Ann, 
Edwards, Annette, 


England, John Wesley 
Erskine, Kate, 

Fancher, Thankful, 
Felter, Matthew, 
Felton, Mary Ann, 
Ferris, Harriet Newel, 

" Joseph Shadrach, 
Ferry, Subrina, . 
Field, Mary, 


Field, Mary A., .... 


" Spaftord 


Fields, Joseph Elnathan, . 


Fithian, Elizabeth Sinnickson, . 


Floyd, Elizabeth, 


Folliot, Sarah, . 


Foot, Sarah, . 


Forbes, Jemima Clement, . 


" Samuel Morey, 


Forster, John, . 


" Mary, . 


Fort, John, Jr., . 

237 : 

Foster, Dwight Merril, 


" Duke, Page 24. 


Fountain, Matthew, Page 20. 


Fowler, Clarissa, 


Fox, Hartley \\\, 

S2 * 

" Riley Merrills, . 

5° 5 

Frisbie, Samuel, . 


Fuller, Ruth Garnet, . 

55? \ 

" Samantha, 



Ganung, John, Page 24. 


" Riley, . . 


Garlick, Sarah, . 


Gaskill, Lydia, . 


Gault, Calvin, 


Gaylord, Ruth, . 

Gereaux, Charles Louis, 


Gibbs, Jonathan Andrew, . 


Gitford, Ebenezer, 


Gilbert, Egbert W., . 


Gilman, Mary Eleanor, 

2 5 J 

Gleason, James Hubbard, . 


Goodrich, Adaline, 


" Samuel G., Page 80. 


Goodwin, Sarah, 


Grant, Adaline S., 


" Gen. Ulysses S., Page 45 


Graves, Abigail, . 

! Gray, Alexander, 


" Betsey Ann, 


" Caroline, . 


" Caroline, . 


" Edward, 


" George Edward, 


• " Joel 


" Joel, .... 

Gray, Noah Duane, 

" Sara Jane, . 
Green, Anginette T., . 

" Nathaniel Warren, 
Greenman, Augusta Ely, 
Gregory, Alanson Peck, 

" Eli, 

" John Alexander, 

" Nathan, 

" Nathan Benedict, 
Gridlev, Hezekiah, 
Grimes, Joseph, . 

" Sara Abigail, . 
Groesbeck, Isaac, 
Gros, Maria Philipena, 
Gunn, Mary, 

Hall, Kate Frances, . 

" Thomas, 
Hallock, Nelson, 
Silas, . 
Halpin, John, Jr., 
Hanford, Thomas, Page 12 
Harden, Joseph, . 
Harrison, George Justus, 
Hart, Amasa Philip, . 

" Laura, 
Hatch, Ellen Climan, . 
Hawley, Thomas, Page 24. 
Heacock, Ezra, Pages 14, iS, 19 
Hendrick, Martin, 
Hendrickson, A. D., 
Herrick, Harriet, 

" Minerva Hopkins 
" Ozias Bissell, 
Hervey, James Aigin, 
Hess, Aaron, 

" Catharine, 

" Cordelia, . 

" Deidrick, . 

" Edwin Lee, 

" Jacob, 

" John, 

" John, 

" John, 

" Margaret Ann, 
Hickok, Ezra, Pages 14, iS, 19. 
Hicks, Joseph E., 


271 Hill, Rebecca Isaacs, . 

26S Hills, Kate, 

340 Hine, Isaac, 

310 Hitchcock, Mary, 

Hochstrasser, Anna E., 
Holmes, Daphne, 
Hotchkiss, George, 
Houghtaling, Harriet Smi 
Howe, Charles Corvdon, 
Hoyt, Benjamin, Page rS. 
" Maria, 

" William Rockwell, 
Hubbard, Caleb, 
Hubbell, Nathan, Page 20 
Peter, . 
" Peter, Page 20. 
" Sara, . 

Thad., Page 21. 
Hull, Esther, 
Humphrey, Polly, 
Hunt, Lovina, 
Hurd, Asa, . 
Hurlbutt, Lewis, . 
" Susan, . 

Ingersoll, Joseph, 







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Jackson, John Robert, 

" Laverna, 
Jacobs, Mary Jane, 
Jelliff, William H., 
Jennings, Julia, . 
Jewett, Elizabeth, 
" Mary, . 
" Nathan, . 
" Thaddeus, 
Johnson, Nelson, 
Judd, Edwin Hamilton, 
" Harriet Malvina, 
Hudson, Eunice, . 
Phebe, . 

Kane, Amanda, . 
Keeler, Anne, 

" Daniel, . 

" Esther, . 

" Mary, . 



Keeler, Ruhamah, 


" Samuel, Page 12. 

" Timothy, 

J 34 

Keeney, Horatio Seymour, 


Kellogg, Esther, 

r 34 

Kelsey, Huldah, . 


" Reuben, . 


Kenyon, Phebe Eliza, 


Kilts, Lydia, 


Kimberly, Ephraim, Page 21. 

King, Mary Helen, 


" Mercy, 


Kirkham, Joshua Henry, . 


Knowlton, Sargent, 


Knox, Albert Rutson, 


" George W, 

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Laborie, Jacques, Page 11. 
Lamb, Prudence B., 
Lambert, David, Page 19. 
Lamson, Hannah, 
Lanning, Isaac, . 
Larkin, Hiram Stephen, 
Lathrop, Abigail, 
Lawrence, Martin Puffer, 
Leach, Cornelia Louisa, 

" Samuel Kidder, 
Lee, Abigail, 

" John, . 

" Thomas, 
Leete, Lydia Meigs, . 

" Noah, 

" Rev. W.W., Page S3 
LeFevre, Martin Richtmyer, 
Lennon, Martha, 
Lent, Milton G., . 
Leroy, Eve Maria, 
LeRoy, Peter Francis, 
Lewis, Celestia Ann, 

" Deborah, . 

" Hannah Minerv 

" Hiram, 

" Joseph, 

" Mary Maria, 
Lindsley, Daniel Hall 
Lines, Mercy, 
Lippitt, Mary Jane, 
Lobdell, , 



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Lobdell, Abigail, 
" Maria, . 

Locke, Elisha, 
Lockwood, Mary Esthe: 

" Sarah, 

Lord, Hannah, . 
Losee, Julia, 
Louis XVI., Page 6. 
Lounsbury, Georgiana, 
Love, Peter, 

" Zephaniah, 
Lyon, Moses, 

MacKinnon, John, 

MacMahon, de, Christine Pauline 

Charlotte, Page 7. 
Mallette, Emeline, 
Mallory, Betsey, . 
" Nathan, 
Mann, Matilda, . 
Maricle, Levi, 
Marsh, Charles Sherman, 
Martin, Mary, 

" Mary Elizabeth, 
Martyn, Elizabeth Ellen, 
Marvin, Timothy, 
Matthews, Delia Ann, 
Maxon, Erasmus Darwin, 
Mavo, Zelotes Bingham, 
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" Cyrus, 

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" Elvin, 

" Franklin, . 

" Harriet, . 

" Horace Dewey, 

" Israel Dewey, 

" Joseph, 

" Lewis, 

" Lyman, 

" Lyman, 

" Matthew, Page 20. 

" Phylinda, . 



Mead, Sarah Ann, 



Jane Ann, 

" Sophronia, 



John Eli, 

" Thaddcus, Page 14. 


John Peck, 

" Thomas, . 


Joseph, . 

" Wakeman, 



Martha Downs, 

Meaker, Eunice, . 



William Judson, 

" Jared, . 



Merrell, Josephine E., 

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Nash, Catharine, 

Merriam, Betsey, 


Neill, Mark, 

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James, . 

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, Abraham Ressegu 

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Mervine, Matthew, Page 20. 


Abram R., 

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Anna Maria, . 

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Annis, . 

Miller, Dr. A. P., Page 42. 


Betsey Hubbell, 

David, . 



Caroline B., . 

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Catharine Maria, 

" John, 



Charles Harvey, 

" Joseph, . 




" Justus, ... 



David, . 

" Man-, 



Eunice Rosetta, 

" Nabby Ann, 



George Sherman, 

" Nabby Pickering, 




Mitchell, Harriet Louisa, . 



Hannah Subrina, 

" Lovell Aramel, 



Harry, . 

" Norman Norton, . 



Harvey Resseguie 

" Robert, 




" William Henry Harri- 


Helen Mar, . 

son, . 



Henry, . 

Monroe, David, . 



Horatio Nelson R 

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Mary, . 




Monson, Alfred Patten, 



Jesse, . 

Montange, Lotitia, 




Moore, Maria, 




Morey, Almira, . 



Joel, . 

Morgan, Emily, . 




Morris, Mary, Page 24. 


Lucinda Jane, 

" Roger, Page 24. 


Luman, . 

Morrison, John, . 



Maria Jennings, 

Morse, Abigail Dudley, 



Mary Jane, . 

Murray, Jane, 

■ 39i 



Mygatt, Clarissa Ruth, 

■ 5'3 


" Comfort Starr, 





• 103 







" George, . 

• 479 


Nancy, . 

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. 4S0 


Polly,' . 

" Henry Thomas, 



Rhoda Almcda, 


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Nichols, Rufus Hess, . . . 51S 

Sally, .... 95 

Sally Ann, . . . 362 

" Samuel, ... 24 

" Samuel, . . .110 

" Samuel, . . . 529 

" William, . . . I iS 

" William, . . . 359 

" William Thornton, . 442 

" William Wallace, . 542 

Noble, Amanda M., . . . 523 

" John, Page 64. 

Northrop, Mehitable, ... 96 

Polly, . . . . 5S5 

" Sophia, . . . 474 

" Thomas, . . . 457 

Norton, Jerusha, . . . 297 

Ogden, Jesse, Page 20. 

Olney, Rosina, .... 561 

Olm^tead, John Munson, . . 165 

" Julia, . . . " . 5S6 
Olmsted, James, Page 12. 

" James, Jr., Page 20. 

" Samuel, Pages 14-19. 

" Silas, Page 20. 

Onion, William, Jr., 


Osborn, Elizabeth, 


" William Berkley, . 


Osborne, Polly, . 


Palmer, Augusta Lorinda, . 


" Emeline Amelia, . 


" Harriet, 


John, . 


" Lewis Resseguie, . 


" Lyman, . 


" Mary, 


Nelly, . 

. 41S 

Phebe, . 


" Sally Ann, . 


" Thomas, 


" Velitta, . 


" William, 




Parley, Peter, Page Si. 

Parmalee, George Edward, 


Parsons, Walter, 


Patchin, Suse, 
Patrick, Charles L, . 
" Semantha, 
" Susannah, 
v Peck, Adeline Augusta, 
" Alexander Gregory, 
" Angeline Amanda, 
" Caroline Augusta, 
" Edward Augustus, 
" Emily Prince, . 
" Frederick Silsbee, 
" Hannah, 
" Hannah Gregory, 
" Harriet Resseguie, 
" John, 
" John Morris, 
" John Morris, 
" Julia Ann, 
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" Lucy Amelia, 
" Margaret Sage, . 
" Mary Elizabeth, 
" Mary Silsbee, . 
" Rachel Resseguie, 
" Rebecca Ann, . 
" Rebeckah, 
" Sarah Maria, 
" Sarah Rebecca, 
" Thomas Resseguie, 
" Thomas Resseguie, 
" Thomas Resseguie, 
" Thomas Resseguie, 
Peckham, William Nash, 
Peiret, Rev. Pierre, Page 11 
Penfield, Major Gay, . 
Perce, Isaac, Page 24. 
Perry, Hamilton, 
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Phelps, Abigail Melissa, 
" Addison, 
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" Asa, 
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Hiram, . 




, James, . 

• I2S 



David, .... 


James Harvey, 

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Nancy, . 



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David Gardner, 


Jesse, . . . 

• 45- 


d, George, Jr., 



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Lovisa, . 

• 563 


Nancy Ann, 



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Phcebe Louisa, 

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, Frederick S.. 


Othniel, . 

• 454 


John Warren, 


Rhoda Selina, 

. 456 

Ressegieu, Agnes Ellen, 


Sally, . 

• 444 




William Addison, 

. 562 


David Washington, . 

Philipse, Frederick, Page 2 



Eliza Abigail, . 


Philip, Page 24. 





Adolph, Page 24. 


George Fox, 


s, Joel Hayden, 

• 319 


Jacob Anthony, 

Pickering, Elsie, . 

' 43 





• 43 


John Henry, 


Eve, . 

. 126 


Lucinda, . 

Pitcher, Anna Elizabeth, 

• 557 


Mary Catharine, 


Maria A., 

• 367 

Resseguie, Aaron, 



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Martha Ann, 

• 507 



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Abigail, . 


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Asa, . 

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Asa, . 

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Almon Hezekiah, 

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Phebe Maria, . 

• 505 




Royal Treadwell, 

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William Isaac, 

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Proctor, Wilson Alvin, 

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Pudney, James, . 

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Pynckney, Catharine, . 

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Alpheus Alonzo, 


, Thaddeus Smith, 

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Alvira Antoinette, 
Ann, . 



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Betsey Elizabeth, 



Caroline Amelia, 






Charles Edwin, 



Charles Edwin, 



Charles Lester, 



Charlotte, . 






Cordelia, . 



Cordelia Ann, . 



Cynthia, . 



Dan, . 















Daniel Meaker, 










3 2 3 


Deborah, . 







l 37 


Eliza Angeline, 















Ellen Eliza, 



Emeline, . 



Emily Amanda, 



Ephraim, . 

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Eunice Maria, . 






Fitch Patri 

ck, . 



Resseguie, Franklin, . 
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" George, 

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George Mortimer, 


" Hannah, 

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Harrison, . 

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Hiram, . 
" Hiram, 

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" Horace Dewey, 

" Isaac, 

" Isaac, 

" Isaac, 

" Isaac, 

" Isaac Teller, 

Israel Dewey, 



" James, 

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I " Jane, . 

" Jerome, 

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" John, 

" John, 

" John, 









John, . 





John Brown, 





John Dempster, 





John Stephens, 



Permelia, . 


Julia Ann, 













Phoebe, . 




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Rachael, . 










Richard Watson, 


Lucy Ann, 




















Malinda, . 





Margaret, . 





Margaret Ann, . 










Maria Emily, 








Samuel Piatt, . 























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Sarah Ann, 



■ 3 12 


Sarah Jane, 



. 406 


Sarah Jane, 



. 412 


Seth. . 


Mary Adaline, . 

. 260 




Mar}' Amelia, . 

• 195 




Man- Ann, 

• 55i 




Mary Dean, 

• 429 


Stephen, . 


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• 435 


Stephen Hubbard 


Mary Elizabeth, 

. 2S1 



Mary Emily, 

• 324 





. 19S 




Minerva, . 

. 69 




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• 325 




Miranda, . 






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Timothy, . 



1 22 


Timothy, . 


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Timothy, . 





William, . 





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• 193 

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• 215 

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• 253 

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. 89 


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. 426 


' Joseph, 

Resseguier, de, Albert, Page 9. 

' Joseph Miles, . 

" de, Alexandre, * 


' Julia, 

" de, Bernard Marie, 

' Laura, 

Page 7. 

' Laura Candace, 

" de, Clement Ignace, 


' Lewis, 

Page 6. 

' Margaret Hannah, 

" de, Dominique, Page 5. 

' Marilda Susan, 

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' Matilda, . 

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' Miles, 

" de, Louis Elizabeth, 

' Miles, 

Emanuel, Page 6. 

' Minerva, . 

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1 Phebe Margaret, 

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4 Sarah, 

Rice, Billings Robinson, 


' Stephen, . 

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• 479 

' Timothy, . 

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' William Henry, 

" Horatio, 


' Zenas, 

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■ 524 

Robespierre, de, Maximilien 

" Moses, 


Marie Isidore, Page 7. 

" Warren Moses, . 


Robinson, Bethia, 

Riford, Orlinda Adnelro, 

1 84 

" Beverly, Page 24. 

Riggs, Alfred, . 



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" Ebenezer, 


" Alta, 


" Ebenezer, 

" Ann, 


" Isaiah, 

■ Eli, . 


" Lovina, 

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" Lucy, . 

" Emeline, . 


Mary, . 

" Esther, . 


" Mary, . 

" Esther, . 


" Morris, 


" Frances Emeline, 


" Rosella, 

" George, . 


" Sarah, 

" Hannah Margaret, . 


" Susan, 

" Hannah Margaret, . 

I6 S 

" Susannah, Page 24. 

" Hiram Timothy, 


Rockwell, Joseph, Jr., Page 20. 

" Horace Alexander, . 


" Thankful, . 

" Ira 


Roff, James Henry, 

" Ira, . 


Rogers, Mar}' M., 

" Isaac, 


Romer, Esther, . 

" James, 


Root, Jacob T., . 

* James, . . 



sier, Catharine, 


Rowland, David, Page 19. 


Manette F., . 

Rowley, Sarah, . 

5 1 


Nathan, . 

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. iSS 


Nathan, . 

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• 17 


Nathan, . . . . 

Runnells, Anna, . 

- 64 



Rusky, Noah, 

. 192 


Rhoda, . 

Russegue, Alpheus Alonzo, 

. 1S6 


Sally, . 

Russica, Isaiah, . 



Samuel, Page 14. 

" Sarah, . 



Samuel, . 

" Simon, . 



Sarah, . 


, Mary Eunice, . 

Salisbury, Clark, 

■ i/i 

Spencer, Julia, . . . . 

Sanford, Anna, . 

. 121 


Sallv Ann, . 

Sawyer, Albert Franklin, . 

• 494 

Sprague, Lydia, . 

Scott, Charles, 

. 60 


, George Washington, 

Scribner, Mollie, 

• 76 

Stephens, Abner, 

Scriven, Amanda Melinda, 

. 246 



Secor, Catharine, 

. 40 


Betsey Maria, 

Selleck, Henry Stanton, 

. 3S1 


Caroline Amanda, 

Seymour, Horace A., . 

• 175 



" Matthew, Page 12. 


James Alexander, 

" Nancy Celestia, . 

• *53 


Joel Resseguie, . 

Shannon, William, 

• 533 


John Chase, 

Shattuck, Thomas M., 

. 260 


John Squire, 

Shears, Mary, 

• 326 



Sheldon, Betsey, 

. 1S0 


Mary Jane, . 

" Clara, . 

■ 439 


g, Eliza, . 

" Emeline, 




" Oliver Houghton, 



s, Daniel Forward, . 

Sherman, Mary, . 



Frances Mary, 

Sherwood, Elizabeth, . 


Mary, . 

Short, Francis, . 


Stewart, Sara, . 

" Laurette, . 



, Abiah, . 

" Mary Lizette, . 


St. John, Joseph, Page 12. 

Signor, Augustus, 

3 2 4 


Matthias, Page 12. 

" Elvira, 



Samuel, Page 11. 

Sigourney, Andre, Page 11. 


Clark, . 

Silsbee, Rebecca, 



Minerva, . 

" Samuel, . 



, Catharine, 

" Sarah, 



Nathaniel Robinson, 

Simmons, Patience, 



Bede Ellen, . 

Sisson, Hannah, . 



Jacob Lane, . 

Smith, Abigail", . 


Sturges, Abby Jane, . 

" Anna, . 



James, . 

" Charles, . 

539 ' 


James, . 

" Horace Kellogg, 



Marj', . 

" Joseph Chester, 



Gilbert, . 

" Julia Elizabeth, 

467 1 


Mary Ann, 


9 s 


Swan, Demise, 

" Elias Andrew, . 

" Elias Lee, 

" Hiram Resseguie, 

" Jefferson Lee, . 

" Mary Ann, 

" Timothy Dwight, 

" Timothy Dwight, 
Sweatman, Henrietta M., 
Sweet, Charles, . 

Talcott, George Washington, 
Tallmadge, Elizabeth, 
Tappan, Maria, . 
Taylor, Caroline, 
Harry R., 
" James Brisbin, 
" Minnetta, 
" Morgan Lewis, 

Phoebe, . 

" Raymond, 

" Suse, 

Tewksbury, Mary, 

Thayer, Charlotte, 

Thomas, Sarah, . 

Thompson, Anna, 

" Lovina, 

Samuel Thompson, 
Tibbies, Diana, . 
Tice, Alonzo, 
Tinklepaugh, Maria, . 
Townsend, Melissa, 
Treadwell, Abiah Hull, 

Henry Resseguie, 
Hezekiah, . 
Hezekiah, . 
M John Prime, 

" Phebe Lucretia, 

" Samuel, 

Tripp, Eliza Ann, 
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Turtle, David, Page it. 
Tyler, Abigail Watson, 
" Sylvenus, . 

Vail, Huldah, . 

" Jemima, 
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Vaille, Sarah Eva, 
Van Arnam, Abram Newcomb, 
Vandenberg, Amanda A., 
Vandeusen, Jemima, 
Van Hoosear, Charles, 
Van Valin, Amos, 
Vosburgh, Daniel, 
Vredenburg, Ellen, 
Vroman, James, . 

Wagner, Joseph, Jr., 
Walker, Angeline, 
" Mary, 

Ruby, . 
Wall, Elizabeth, . 
Ward, Huldah, . 
Washington, George, Page 33. 
Watrous, John, Page S2. 
Watson, James Tompkins, 
Louisa Jennette, 
Alonzo Bigelow, 
Elizabeth, . 
George H., 

John Resseguie, 
Mary Elizabeth, 
Samuel Vibber, 
" Sarah, 
Weaver, Albert Gordon, 
Weed, Candace, 
" Grace, 
" Hannah, . 
" John, 
Wells, Joshua, Jr., 
Wemple, Martha, 
Westervelt, Helen Am 
White, Mary, 
Whitney, Caroline, 
" Delilah, 
" Elias, 
" Elizabeth, 

F'itch, . 
" Hannah, 
" Jeremiah, 
" Jeremiah, 



y, Joseph, 

. 229 Wilford, John Barker, 


Joyce, . 

. 219 Wilkson, Fannie D., . 




Williams, Harvey Eliphalet 


Newberry, . 

• =34 

Williamson, Sylvia, 


Phebe, ' . 

. 227 

Wilson, Benjamin Rich, 


Polly, . 

■ 230 

" Edward Jonathan, . 

" • 

Riley, . 


" Sarah Jane, . 


Sarah Ann, 

. 222 

Winchell, Ellen Maria, 




Winne, George, . 




Wood, Ezekiel, Page 20. 


William Lewis, . 


" Solomon, Page 21. 




Worden, Sarah Jane, . 







Yeoman, , Page 24. 


Owen, . 


Young, Amelia C, 










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